Years of discovery to begin

Kellie BalaamNarrogin Observer
St Matthews School assistant principal and father Mark Tenney with his children Samuel and Evelyn.Picture: Kellie Balaam/Narrogin Observer
Camera IconSt Matthews School assistant principal and father Mark Tenney with his children Samuel and Evelyn.Picture: Kellie Balaam/Narrogin Observer

Little Evelyn Tenney is following in her big brother Samuel’s footsteps as she prepares to enter the fascinating world of kindergarten next week.

WA children are getting prepared to pack their school bags again as the countdown to the 2020 school year begins.

St Matthew’s School assistant principal, and father to Samuel and Evelyn, Mark Tenney, said both his children were very excited to be starting at the Narrogin school.

Samuel, 5, is starting pre-primary and said he was looking forward to activities such as drawing and reading.

Evelyn, 3, who is getting ready for kindy, said she was eager to make new friends.

Samuel,5, and Evelyn, 3, were very excited to be starting school.Picture: Kellie Balaam/Narrogin Observer
Camera IconSamuel,5, and Evelyn, 3, were very excited to be starting school.Picture: Kellie Balaam/Narrogin Observer

When asked what advice he would give to students starting their first year at school, Mr Tenney said they should enjoy the ride.

“Give your kids some time to settle in without putting too much pressure on them, and be involved in your child’s learning in a positive way,” he said.

Mr Tenney and his family spent some of the school holidays camping in the South West at Myalup and travelled to Perth for Christmas.

He urged the public to be aware of the 40km/h school zones.

The first term of the school year starts on Monday.

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