Bega pupils introduced to 'big school'

BEGA High School’s Year 6 into 7 orientation hit a high note last week.

Year 6 pupils came from Moruya, Bemboka, Bega Valley, Tathra, Wolumla, Candelo, Quaama and Cobargo Public Schools and Montessori, Mumbulla and St Patrick’s private schools.

The 153 pupils initially gathered in the assembly hall and were introduced to their year advisor Brenda Montgomery.

“A lot of things have been planned to make your transition from primary to high school as positive as possible,” Ms Montgomery told them. 

Head teacher of welfare Mark Freedman spoke on how he would be working with the students, and then music and drama high school students performed.

Next, Year 8 and 9 students from Bega High gave guided tours around the school and played a game of “Can you find this?”

Canteen manager Jenni Rose informed the pupils on how to order their lunches and what will be on the menu for next year. 

After recess, students were broken up into four groups and attended set classes that teachers had kindly volunteered their time to take.

Year 7 classes are always arranged by a word.

Next year’s word will be “Smart”.

“We will look smart, think smart and behave smartly,” Ms Montgomery said. 

At the end of the school day the pupils were handed an information booklet.

Next year’s term one starts on January 29. 

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