Education

Moama Public Aboriginal Preschool calls for more 2020 enrolments

By Jared Prestwidge

MOAMA Public School’s newly appointed preschool teacher is hoping to attract more families to enrol their kids for 2020.

Tracey Gray, who boasts 27 years of teaching experience, said Moama Public Aboriginal Preschool has around 10 more places left to be filled in order to meet their ideal class size.

“We’re trying to promote that all indigenous and non-indigenous children are welcome,” she said.

“There’s a lot of people in the community that aren't aware we exist. We provide a good option and encourage parents to come down and have a look.”

Ms Gray said the preschool offers multiple programs throughout the year designed to get the best out of their students.

“We’ve got some lovely facilities at this school. We do a lot of excursions and there are some really unique programs that the students can tap into,” she said.

“It’s learning the basics like coordination, fine motor, social and emotional skills… just getting a good start so they can take on future challenges.

“And if you are thinking of moving to Moama, this is a great place for your kids to kick-off their schooling adventure.”

Moama Public principal Scott McKenzie said he hopes Ms Gray’s expertise will encourage more parents to enrol and help promote a more diverse and positive cohort.

“Her knowledge and experience will help us build a culture of trust and continuity within our preschool so the community can see we’ve got a great setup here,” he said.

“Enrolment numbers have fluctuated quite a bit. This year we have eight kids and next year is looking similar, so we’d like to pick up another 10 that’s for sure.

“And it’s really easy to transition into our public school as well.”

Moama Public are holding their transition days for preschool students on November 26, December 3 and December 10 from 12.15-2.15 pm, and for their kinder students on November 11, 20, 25 and December 10 from 9-11.35am.