Early start for some

February 02, 2018

Blighty Kindergarten students (back, from left) Charley Pierce, Andrew Frost and Zeeke Barling; (front) Amity Ewert, Eliza Culton, Thomas Bain, Azaria Tidcombe, Milana Barry and Gabrielle Hoskin.

Mayrung Kindergarten students (back, from left) Evy Moore, Joseph Smith and Amelia Armytage; (middle) Jordyn Brain, William Hayes, River Jones-Clarke and Ollie Dellwo.

While most Deniliquin and district schools are still waiting to return to the classroom, some of the small schools in the district have an almost full week of learning under their belt.

Among them are 18 new Kindergarten students spread between Blighty and Mayrung public schools.

Conargo Public School also returned to the classroom this week, but without a Kindergarten class.

Nine of the new Kindies are based at Mayrung Primary School, where K-2 teacher Jenny Adamson said they have been enjoying games, singing and craft.

She said term one was also focused on helping the Kindies become accustomed to the school system and routines.

‘‘We are doing a unit of work on emotions, helping the students to collaborate and support one another. They are also learning about similarities and differences in family life by comparing the present with the past,’’ Ms Adamson said.

Another nine new faces have also started ‘big school’ at Blighty, where this week’s lessons have included school conduct and rules, as well as basic reading and writing.

The Blighty students have also been participating in some exercises to help them learn more about their fellow classmates.

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