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New environment: from left, Toora Primary School Prep students Malachi,
Lara and Tyler have settled in well to their new surroundings since starting
school last week.
What is your favourite thing to have for school lunch?
“I usually have a salad
sandwich but my favourite
thing to have is pizza. As a
snack I usually have cheese
and biscuits, an apple, carrot
and sometimes yogurt.”
“Capsicum is my favou-
“My favourite is an apple
and when I go on excursion
I’m allowed to have biscuits
“My favourite lunch is
a butter and ham sandwich
with an apple.”
Good start: from left, Prep students Rylan, Cody and Nathaniel completed
their first week of primary school last week at Toora Primary School.
TOORA Primary School wel-
comed six new Prep students last
Similarly, last year five Prep students
There are 39 students enrolled at the
school this year compared to 37 last year.
Plenty of work to the school yard is ex-
pected to be ongoing throughout the year.
“We’re hoping to include more interac-
tive activities for the students to become in-
volved in,” principal Luke Haustorfer said.
Yard works include implementing a
kitchen garden program which will in-
volve the student’s participation in grow-
ing, harvesting and cooking healthy meals
and snacks with the assistance of two local
Further, a bush tucker garden and a play
pod will be built in the yard for the students
to establish their sense of creativity and out-
During term one students will have the
opportunity to participate in the school
swimming program, a musical futures pro-
gram where the students will work with two
music teachers and an excursion to Welsh-
The school logo will change in a few
weeks with a local sponsor providing new
shirts with the new logo for every student
The school welcomes fourth year gradu-
ate Kyle Holmes of Foster who will be
teaching this year.
Exciting year for Toora
New skills: from left, Welshpool Primary School Prep students Ellie, Nate
and Slade enjoyed their first school swimming lesson experience at the Toora
Heated Swimming Pool on Friday.
dive into school
New faces: Welsh-
pool Primary School
Thomas Holt and David
McKeane to the school
Swimming fun: from left, Welshpool Primary School Prep students Liley,
Paige and Karlroy had a busy week last week starting their first day of school
and practising their swimming skills at Toora Swimming Pool on Friday.
mary School (WPS)
welcomed 27 students
into the current year
Four new students
stepped into prep com-
pared to three last year.
“We have a really fan-
tastic transition program so
the new Preps are already
established, they know the
routine, the students and
the staff,” principal Gabri-
elle Boyd said.
The teaching sched-
ule will remain the same
as 2017 with fourth year
placement students Thom-
as Holt of Yarram and Da-
vid McKeane of Port Al-
bert joining the team one
day per week for the 12
“Currently we’ve start-
ed our swimming program
which is something we do
every year,” she said.
beginning of the year
which ties in with our se-
lection for our Grade 3 to
6 for district swimming
sports and we also do one
week at end of year.”
Ms Boyd said the first
term at WPS is all about
learning structure and prac-
tice of school routine.
“I think this is going
to be an amazing year, we
have a fantastic group of
students, we’re really look-
ing forward to the year and
I’m excited to see what ad-
ventures academic, sport-
ing and cultural come out
of it,” she said.
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