Mumbulla School's new Kindergarten pupils enjoy start of their schooling lives

The Kindergarten class for 2017 at Mumbulla School are (front) Arlo Smith, Bryn Morrison, Oberon Lynnah, Felix Olswick, Edith Brooker, Rosalie Hawkins-Jones, Arlen Cross, Isabella Rijnberg-Bell, (middle) Jed Beattie, Adelayde Murphy, Allegra Fogarty, Xaani Van de Scheur, Sophie Connelly, Edie Leadbeater, Pearl Ascot, Max Mullett-Siely, Samuel Crowley, (back) Louis Hamilton, Jarrah Van Haeff, Ashton Emerton, Tara Everett and Frankie Vassallo.
The Kindergarten class for 2017 at Mumbulla School are (front) Arlo Smith, Bryn Morrison, Oberon Lynnah, Felix Olswick, Edith Brooker, Rosalie Hawkins-Jones, Arlen Cross, Isabella Rijnberg-Bell, (middle) Jed Beattie, Adelayde Murphy, Allegra Fogarty, Xaani Van de Scheur, Sophie Connelly, Edie Leadbeater, Pearl Ascot, Max Mullett-Siely, Samuel Crowley, (back) Louis Hamilton, Jarrah Van Haeff, Ashton Emerton, Tara Everett and Frankie Vassallo.

A bunch of bright, new faces have been settling in at Mumbulla School in Bega.

There are 35 Kindergarten children who started at the school this year, which is slightly down on last year’s number but still enough to be spread across two classes.  

They contribute to the 187 kids at the school overall. 

A major development this year after a long time planning and months of building is the addition of four large, new classrooms below the school’s hall and library.

“We’re really excited about it, it’s fantastic,” Mumbulla’s education manager Reagan White said. 

In what is called the undercroft, there are two rooms for Years 5 and 6 as well as rooms for French classes and craft lessons. 

Ms White said there was still some landscaping work to be done around the school and she was grateful for all the help parents had been contributing. 

We’re a community school so we get a lot of parent involvement, the parent volunteers do a lot for us.

Mumbulla School education manager Reagan White

“We’re a community school so we get a lot of parent involvement, the parent volunteers do a lot for us,” she said. 

Term 1 at Mumbulla School runs until April 8 with the second term of the year kicking off from April 27.