GOOD START: 2020 has seen the biggest intake of prep students at Goovigen State School for several years.
GOOD START: 2020 has seen the biggest intake of prep students at Goovigen State School for several years.

Goovigen grows with addition of four Preppies

GOOVIGEN State School started the new year by welcoming four new Prep students to their school family.

This year was the biggest ­intake of Prep children the school had seen for a few years, bringing total enrolments to 14.

Next year will see continued growth, with the same if not more students enrolling from the surrounding area.

A committed focus on early childhood programs and transitions has formed strong bonds with young families, ­increasing overall engagement with the community.

This year we not only welcomed new students and families but also new staff.

Emma Gilbert joins the Goovigen State School team on a Friday, delivering science and technology across all year levels.

We are excited about what Miss Gilbert has to offer and extend her the warmest of welcomes.

Playgroup is provided weekly, using school facilities and providing the opportunity for fine motor, gross motor, creative and literacy ­activities each Monday from 8.30–10.30am.

If you have a child under school age and are looking for a place to play, please feel free to drop by.

The Goovigen State School eKindy pod has begun with ­increase in families taking ­advantage of the program, with seven enrolments for the 2020 school year.

The pod operates each Tuesday and Thursday, 9am–2pm, and works in partnership with eKindy Queensland and BushKids.

Families with children who are eligible for the 2021 program are encouraged to begin making contact with Goovigen State School or eKindy Queensland for future planning.

Goovigen students are preparing for the Callide Valley Small School Sports, with training sessions provided by Ray Robbins.

Mr Robbins brings much experience to our sessions and all students look forward to having some early preparation for the upcoming sports day.


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