Tregeagle Public School, near Lismore, has six sets of twins. (From left) Brodie Lunan, 5, Georgia and Laura Rogerson, 8, Lillian and Harrison Kinkead, 7, Lenny and Phoebe Moodie, 10, and Liam and Stephen Davenport-Waite.
Tregeagle Public School, near Lismore, has six sets of twins. (From left) Brodie Lunan, 5, Georgia and Laura Rogerson, 8, Lillian and Harrison Kinkead, 7, Lenny and Phoebe Moodie, 10, and Liam and Stephen Davenport-Waite. Marc Stapelberg

Teachers have double vision

IT COULD be a case of seeing double but Tregeagle Public School might be the twin capital of the North Coast.

The small rural school of 110 students near Lismore has a staggering six sets of twins – that’s double trouble in every year except Year 3.

Students realised their claim to fame when compiling the Tregeagle Public Press – their contribution to The Northern Star’s Newspapers in Education program – which was published on Tuesday.

Year 6 budding journalists, twins Stephen and Liam, along with non-twin fellow scribe Cyrus, set about chasing down the story and digging up the facts.

“Liam wrote his version and we wrote ours, and we put them all together,” Stephen said.

“Then we helped put the whole page together,” he added proudly.

Principal Natalie Lennon said she had worked in much bigger schools but had never come across so many twins in one school before.

She said it struck them like a bolt of lightning when they were preparing the story for the paper.

“When we stopped to look at all the twins, everyone went ‘wow, that’s amazing’,” she said.

“I don’t know if it’s unusual across the North Coast or this area.

“None of them are identical so we don’t have problems with them playing tricks on casual teachers.”

Stephen and Liam revealed it was “pretty cool” being twins, and they did have special secrets.

“If he tells, I am seriously going to kill him,” Stephen quipped.

Liam grinned at his brother, but kept silent.

“None of them are identical so we don’t have problems with them playing tricks on casual teachers”



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