DESPITE a few first day nerves and worry about getting lost in a maze of classrooms, Year 7 students at Bulahdelah Central School quickly settled into their new learning environment last week.
The 50 students beginning their high school journey together were full of smiles as they got to know each other, met their teachers and began their lessons.
Ryver Fitzgerald from Tea Gardens said he enjoyed his first week of high school.
“I was a little nervous about starting, but once I got here it was fine, I realised there was nothing to worry about,” he said.
“It’s easy to find your way around and I’ve already made some new friends.”
Fellow classmate Zoe Egginton from Karuah said she had “no worries at all” about commencing her secondary schooling.
“If anything, I was excited about starting, it’s so different to primary school so it’s been a nice change,” she said.
The new students were all excited about the subjects they will be studying including metalwork and music, art, Chinese, science and technology.
Year 7 Advisor Georgina Cunich told News Of The Area the students’ transition to secondary school had gone very smoothly.
“The only problems we had were a few lost timetables and one missing handball which were resolved very quickly,” she said.
“The students have all settled in well.”
Ms Cunich said with the children coming together from so many different schools and backgrounds it can take a little extra time for some to adjust to the challenges of high school.
“I encourage any students or parents who need a little extra support in the coming weeks to contact me at the school,” she said.
“I am looking forward to working with this group of students and celebrating the successes they will have throughout their six years of high school,”
The Year 7 students come from all corners of the Myall Coast region including Tea Gardens, Karuah, Booral, Coolongolook, Bungwahl and Bulahdelah.
By Daniel SAHYOUN