Students start a new year

STARTING SCHOOL: Starting kindergarten at Shoalhaven Anglican School were Sydney Carter, Charli Myors and Emily Pouicha. More photos of the new kindergarten students will appear in next week’s Times.MORE than 200 local youngsters packed their bags and headed off to school for the first time this week.
Nanjing Night Net

As students returned to school, they were joined by 217 kindergarten students across the four primary schools in the local area.

The biggest kindergarten group was at Milton Public School with 97 students divided over five kindy classes.

Ulladulla Public School welcomed 83 students while St Mary’s and Shoalhaven Anglican School have one class each with St Mary’s welcoming 22 students and SAS pleased with a class of 15 students.

Of the 217 kindy kids starting school, the ratio of boys and girls at each school has been evenly divided.

Kindergarten classes started at SAS on Tuesday, January 29, at St Mary’s on Thursday, January 31 and at Milton Public and Ulladulla Public on Monday, February 4.

Across the schools, enrolment was steady at Ulladulla Public, St Mary’s and Shoalhaven Anglican while Milton Public increased its enrolments to offer 24 classes in 2013, up from 22 in 2012.

The schools also welcomed new staff members for the 2013 teaching year.

Milton welcomed new deputy principal Greg Bass and classroom teachers Melissa Blondinau and Ranita McCann.

Shoalhaven Anglican School welcomed Kristy Robinson on board as the year four teacher with Ms Robinson keen to share her love of dance, gymnastics and aerobics with the school.

At St Mary’s the school welcomed several new additions including tech-savvy kindergarten teacher Nathan Sherry who will be introducing iPads for each student in kindergarten.

The school also welcomed an additional two male teachers in years 2 and 4 and are happy to welcome back music teacher Erin Chard.

Assistant principal at St Mary’s, Martine Mathieson, will be teaching in the library and running Asian studies at the school.

Ulladulla Public also welcomed new additions to the teaching staff for 2013 and is excited to introduce them to the school community over the coming term.

The Times will feature a special spread of full-colour kindergarten photos in next week’s (February 13) edition with all photos also available to purchase from the Times. The photos will also be featured in an online gallery.

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