Successful start to the school year

Sunbury and Macedon Ranges Specialist School students (L-R) George, Verity, Chasey, Annabell and Sadie (Damjan Janevski). 383253_06

Sunbury and Macedon Ranges Specialist School students have raced back to school for another year, with 19 new prep students starting their school journey.

School principal Joanne Nolan said 2024 got off to a positive start, and they welcomed nine new students across older years in addition to the prep students.

“All [students] started on Wednesday, our prep students come to school everyday and after week four they will be here for full days,” she said.

“The students were super excited, and a lovely quote from one of the boys is that ‘coming back to school is almost as good as going to Disneyland’.

“Another student said they had been ‘waiting for this day since after Christmas’.”

Mrs Nolan said it was lovely to have so many families and extended families settle the kids in for the first day, as it is a huge milestone for them.

Looking towards the rest of the year, she said they will be introducing VET hospitality with one of their quality teachers at the Bullengarook campus.

“We’re also looking forward to having $1.5 million worth of playgrounds and landscaping at the Sunbury campus be completed.

“[The works include] covered outdoor learning areas, resurfaced basketball court and a new accessible playground, which will be completed about the middle of year.

“There’s lots to look forward to… the students are really excited to start learning.”

Zoe Moffatt