CASTERTON’S schools are expecting an influx of new students in 2014.
Almost 40 new students will enter the classroom for their first day of prep.
Children have already spent time with their teachers in their new classrooms during orientation day ahead of their first day of term 1.
This week Casterton Primary School welcomed a group of preps who were hosted by their 2014 buddies for orientation activities and a barbecue lunch.
Principal Rosemary Lewis said they were expecting more than 30 new students to join the school.
“We have 32 preps next year who will be split into two prep grades,” she said.
“It’s surprising the number of new families who move into town ever year.
“And a lot are our families that we have always had in the area.”
Ms Lewis said next year’s prep enrolments were up on last year but similar to the previous year.
This year the school will also say farewell to around 30 grade six students, keeping school number steady at around 160.
Merino Consolidated School will welcome two new prep students to their school next year.
Acting principal Carol Taylor said enrolments at the school varied from year to year.
Full story in The Casterton News on Wednesday, December 11, 2013