Preps at St Michael’s Primary make fabulous start to school journey

Brendan Rees

Preps at North Melbourne’s St Michael’s Primary School have been all smiles during their first weeks of school.

They have shaken off any sign of first day nerves to enthusiastically embrace an array of exciting learning activities.

“It’s been a fabulous start to the year for our 2023 Prep class,” the school’s community engagement leader Fiona Dunne said.

Celebrations for the first day of school included making crowns, playing games together and building Lego, while other highlights were a teddy bears picnic, sport and art lessons and a visit to the library. 

“The children were so excited to have an activity called Body Investigators from The Drama Tool Box,” Ms Dunne said, adding they had a fabulous time learning about the different organs in the human body and how they worked.

“The children were taught about how neurons and axons send messages to our body. The Drama Tool Box used role play to engage the children.”

“It was so much fun! I loved dressing up and being the blood cells!” Prep student Cyndii said.

Tahlia, one of the Prep classroom teachers, said teachers had been so impressed with the transition for all children.

“Our Prep children have been amazing! We have loved watching them come to school each morning with huge smiles on their faces! We are so proud of them all,” she said.

When asked what the best thing about school was, Alex P replied, “I love playing in the yard with my big brother”, while Izzi said, “I really like helping people at the doctor’s surgery”. •


Caption: Preps enjoy various activities at St Michael’s Primary School. 

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