Bega students back to school

SCHOOL’S back, in case you didn’t already know. 

Tuesday marked the end of the summer holidays for many students, while others returned to school on Wednesday and Thursday to begin the new school year.

It has been a big week for those at the start of their school life, as well as those entering high school for the first time.

No doubt there have been some emotional and anxious moments over the last few days for the parents of these first-timers too.

On Wednesday, Bega High School welcomed 140 Year 7 enrolments, a higher than expected number, which principal John Salmon is very happy with.

The Year 7 students were able to move about the school and get to know their classrooms and teachers without the entire school population to contend with on their first day, as Years 8, 9 and 10 did not return until Thursday.

Year adviser for Year 7 Brenda Montgomery, head teacher of welfare Mark Freedman and a handful of other teachers made sure the students’ first day at high school ran smoothly.

The information overload could have been somewhat overwhelming, but the students seemed to take it all in their stride.

Apart from the odd one or two students going with the wrong class or getting lost, Ms Montgomery said the day went well.

“So far it has been magnificent, they are a beautiful group,” she said.

“These kids are going to be the best year in the school.”

Meanwhile, Sapphire Coast Anglican College started the school year with 17 additional enrolments for its Year 7 class, bringing the class total to 38 students, and six new faces to add to its Kindergarten class.

Registrar Anna Munro said the school is really pleased with its enrolments for 2014, particularly with the 15 enrolments in the Kindergarten group.

“We have had a good turnover in this class from last year’s pre-Kinders,” Ms Munro said.

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