HELPING HAND: Emily Briggs helped Maleah show off her clown mask.
HELPING HAND: Emily Briggs helped Maleah show off her clown mask. Richard Forbes

Kindy kids get the low-down from high school students

MOVING from preschool to kindergarten can be traumatic, so in an attempt to allay fears, Wyrallah Road Public School played host to about 25 preschoolers plus visiting high school students.

Principal, Gareth Hocking said "the event went really well, with the high school students having as much fun as everybody else".

"They (Lismore High School students) helped allay fears about moving into 'big school', and it was wonderful having them here," Mr Hocking said.

"I feel that the morning was completely successful in helping them to feel a sense of community inclusiveness, which is why I'm keen to increase the visits to one a term.

"I've just moved to Wyrallah Road from Kyogle Pub- lic; both great schools but, with a young family I found I needed to be working closer to where I live.

Preschool parent, Michael Restall said he was looking to send his daughter, Laura to Wyrallah Road School.

"This seems like a nice school and we like the idea of coming today and meeting some of the teachers and students," Mr Restall said.

"It's been given a big rap by people I know and today's been fantastic. Moving on brings fears of an unknown and today has put much of that to rest."



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