Highgate Primary School buzzing as school goes back, but no tears in sight

Year 4 students Olivia Highfield, Nadia Rush and Ruby Lloyd.
Year 4 students Olivia Highfield, Nadia Rush and Ruby Lloyd.

HIGHGATE Primary School was buzzing with activity on the first day back after the Christmas holidays.

People flooded through the gates before the first siren carrying their new bags, drink bottles and boxes of tissues, but Guardian Express did not spot a single tear, from parents or their children.

Year 4 students Olivia Highfield, Nadia Rush and Ruby Lloyd said they were excited to be in the same class together after being friends for a long time.

It was Year 6 girl Lulani Wheeler’s first day at the school ever, after recently transferring.

She said she was a bit nervous about her first day but looked forward to meeting new friends.

Lulani had a go on the hopscotch painted on the school pathway before class.

It was announced in December , Highgate Primary School would receive a share of $17 million by he State Government to transform a classroom into a science lab.

It would also receive funding for additional science equipment.

Education Minister Sue Ellery reads to the students.