Port Stephens Kindergarten Students Start School For 2019 Medowie & Tilligerry News Of The Area Medowie, Ferodale, Campvale Photo Gallery Raymond Terrace, Heatherbrae, Tomago by News Of The Area - Modern Media - February 13, 2019 Chyler Kelly, Wirreanda Public School, “I am excited to be going to big school just like my big brothers.” THEY stand out in the playground for all the right reasons: hair carefully combed, clean and new uniforms worn, nervous but excited smiles, backpacks worn across both shoulders, and often with a caring adult no more than an arm’s length away. Modern Media: Advertise with News Of The Area and you get your ad in 1) in Print, 2) on the News Website (like this ad), and 3) on our Social Media news site. A much more efficient way to advertise. Reach a HUGE audience for a LOW price TODAY! Call us on 02 4983 2134. Or firstname.lastname@example.org Or CLICK FOR ADVERT QUOTE It is the Kindergarten students of 2019 who, across Port Stephens, have started school this year. With their Best Start Assessments finished, regular classes have now begun. For parents new to school, there are opportunities to be involved in the school such as reading groups, canteen, and P&C. Mrs Holly McKew, Vice President of the Wirreanda Public School told News Of The Area, “I highly recommend parents give volunteering a go.” “I have made a lot of new friends and contacts within the community.” “My daughter is a lot less anxious knowing that I am at the school regularly.” “I have a greater appreciation for the teachers and staff at the school since I started volunteering.” “I see lots of the planning and behind the scenes work.” News Of The Area caught up with some Kindy kids and their parents this week to feature in the going back to school gallery. Cohen Wyatt from Wirreanda Public School told News Of The Area, “”My favourite part of the first day of school was when my big sister came and found me and surprised me at lunch time.” Bella McFarlane and Evie Jeffery have started at Wirreanda Public School. Both their mums are “Excited the girls are off to Kindy and in the same class.” “They are more than ready for big school and the year that lies ahead.” Evie and Bella told News Of The Area they “Are excited about learning to read, lunchtime, and playing.” Tahlia Kowald at Shoal Bay Public School says, “My favourite thing so far at school is all the cool things I’m learning and going to the canteen for an ice block with my buddy.” Jaxson McGhee is at Medowie Public School and says he is, “Very excited to catch the school bus and go to the canteen.” Phoenix Cassar, at Grahamstown Public School says, “My favourite thing about school is playing handball and rips with my big brother; he shows me around my new school.” Indie Magill has started at Irrawang Public School with a broken leg. She said, “The best thing about my first day was being able to stay whole day with broken leg and going to the library.” Her parents, Elizabeth and Brett Macgill say, “We will miss having her at home, our little shadow, but excited for her new life journey.” Tori Coates, starting at Medowie Public School says, “My favourite thing about big school so far is doing craft and playing with my Year 6 buddy Ellie.” Tobias Hill, starting at Medowie Christian School told News Of The Area, “My favourite thing about school so far is playing with all my new friends and meeting my lovely teacher.” His Mum, Reggae Hill said, “It was such a joy to see Tobias walk into his classroom with such enthusiasm—thumbs up all the way!” By Heather SHARP Cohen Wyatt, Wirreanda Public School. (left) Tahlia Kowald, Shoal Bay Public School. (right) Bella McFarlane and Evie Jeffery, Wirreanda Public School. Ariella Bouwer, Wirreanda Public School. (left) Phoenix Cassar, Grahamstown Public School. (right) Jaxson McGhee, Medowie Public School. (left) Indie Magill with her big brother Lachlan Magill, Irrawang Public School. (right) Tori Coates, Medowie Public School. (left) Tobias Hill, Medowie Christian School. (right) Archie Green, Medowie Public School “School is awesome!” (left) Declan Peck, Medowie Public School, “I get to go five days a week now and then I can be an army firefighter.” (right) Kaitlyn Osborn, Irrawang Public School yesterday, “My favourite thing about school so far is painting, sandpit and making new friends.” (left) Tatum Burgess, Wirreanda Public School. (right) Hayden Bohun, Wirreanda Public School, “My favourite things at big school are playing with my friends and being kind to my friends.” Five friends start at Soldiers Point Public School, Marley Lester, Eden Price, Isabelle Archer, Natalie Gebuehr, and Kalani Spackman.