New students start school year at Narooma

STARTING the school year at a new school can be a daunting time, but by all accounts the Year 7 students at Narooma High School are settling in well.

Principal Tony Fahey said the 73 Year 7 students divided into three classes started their school year on Wednesday.

“They are settling in well – they have been smiling and all said they had a good day yesterday.

“The ones I spoke to said they all enjoyed their first day at high school.”

Liam Sweeney said was looking forward to having seven different teachers at high school while Cecilia Collum-Davies she had enjoyed meeting a lot more teachers and people.

The reality was school enrolment at Narooma High was declining slightly each year with an aging population in the Narooma district.

Meanwhile down at Narooma Public School, the Year 1s may be in familiar surroundings having completed Kindergarten last year, but they were still excited about starting the school year.

Principal Paul Sweeney said 47 Year 1 students started on Wednesday and while this was a little down on previous years, enrolments for this year’s Kindergarten class was up to 65 new students.

“We’re going to have three Kindergarten classes compared to two-and-a-half last year,” Mr Sweeney said.

The Kindy students had been at school this week doing one-on-one Best Start assessments, but would start in classes on Monday.

YEAR SEVENS: The Year 7 group that started at Narooma High School this week with principal Tony Fahey in the foreground and year advisor Lyn Schroder to the left.

YEAR SEVENS: The Year 7 group that started at Narooma High School this week with principal Tony Fahey in the foreground and year advisor Lyn Schroder to the left.

FUN TIMES: Starting high school can be daunting but staff at Narooma High School is doing their best to ease the new students into the routine.

FUN TIMES: Starting high school can be daunting but staff at Narooma High School is doing their best to ease the new students into the routine.

FIRST YEAR: The Year 1 group at Narooma Public School on their second day at school with the Year 5s exercising in the background.

FIRST YEAR: The Year 1 group at Narooma Public School on their second day at school with the Year 5s exercising in the background.

NEW YEAR: All the Year 1 students line up at Narooma Public School with the great backdrop of the ocean behind them.

NEW YEAR: All the Year 1 students line up at Narooma Public School with the great backdrop of the ocean behind them.