PHOTOS: Bega St Patrick's Kindergarten starts 'big school'

TWENTY-ONE Kindergarten pupils at St Patrick’s Primary School have made a great start to “big school”.

Each day, the Kindies enjoy literacy and numeracy groups where they rotate through various tasks.

Favourite activities include using iPads, reading with teacher Gabbi Stroud, exploring the Poly Plugs, the creation station, building blocks and making shapes.

On Monday, the Kindies had their first library lesson, where they explored the school’s beautiful library and had the pleasure of borrowing a book.

Next Tuesday, the pupils will begin their aquatics program at the Bega Swimming Pool.

The program will involve fun and games in the pool as they increase their water awareness and confidence.

The Kindies will also be busy preparing their art entries for the Bega Show, so keep an eye out for their entries on display.

“Primary school is an amazing adventure and a great challenge for little ones,” Ms Stroud said.

Ms Stroud said she is already very proud of her new class.

St Patrick’s Primary School principal Gerard Hergenhan said the Kindies have all made a great start.

Playing with Poly Plugs are St Patrick’s Primary School Kindergarten pupils (from left) Jaxson Dibley, Edward Tomlinson, Olivia Stroud and Jessica Gatehouse. Photos: Josh Bartlett

Playing with Poly Plugs are St Patrick’s Primary School Kindergarten pupils (from left) Jaxson Dibley, Edward Tomlinson, Olivia Stroud and Jessica Gatehouse. Photos: Josh Bartlett

Reading their favourite books are St Patrick's Primary School Kindies (from left) Sophie Watson, Hannah Watson, Braith Edmunds and Leo Rix.

Reading their favourite books are St Patrick's Primary School Kindies (from left) Sophie Watson, Hannah Watson, Braith Edmunds and Leo Rix.

Looking at shapes are St Patrick's Kindies (from left) Sienna Whyman, Payton Alcock, Kyle Lee, Jeremy Kull and Emma Keller.

Looking at shapes are St Patrick's Kindies (from left) Sienna Whyman, Payton Alcock, Kyle Lee, Jeremy Kull and Emma Keller.

Practising their iPad skills are St Patrick's Primary School Kindergarten pupils (from left) Marcus Ward-Lichtenberg, Blake Bateman, Jake Smith, Georgina Whitby, Ruby Hoskins and Joseph Gauniqio.

Practising their iPad skills are St Patrick's Primary School Kindergarten pupils (from left) Marcus Ward-Lichtenberg, Blake Bateman, Jake Smith, Georgina Whitby, Ruby Hoskins and Joseph Gauniqio.