A new year has started for Bega Valley Public School with 32 children stepping into Kindergarten.
“It’s a few less than last year, but overall our school numbers are the same,” principal Carolyn Nugent said.
There were 326 pupils in the whole school, with a few extras expected to join as well over the coming weeks.
Ms Nugent said this year’s plans for the school included playground renovations doing landscaping and resurfacing work, which was a P&C joint fundraising initiative.
She said the school was also trialling an early intervention classroom, targetting intensive literacy and numeracy support in addition to social skills.
The aim of the classroom was to get kids into a positive space for learning.
There were also a couple of new staff at the school.
Rosemary Burgess is a teacher in a special learning unit, and while she is originally from Canberra she has been in the Bega Valley at other schools for the past four years.
“I haven’t worked in a class like this before so hopefully it’s a little bit different and I learn some new skills,” she said.
“It’s a really good team to work with as well.”
Michael Talbott is a student learning support officer and came to the area from Wollongong, saying he was loving the chance to teach at the school.