Morgan is ready for high school
AS Morgan Witts faces his last day at Yeppoon Primary school today it will be with mixed emotions.
Morgan is one of more than 382,000 Queensland state school students from prep to year 9 who begin six weeks of summer holidays this afternoon.
The year 7 student is looking forward to relaxing and not having any homework and said next year would have lots of interesting changes for him as he moves into high school.
“We are on the top of the ladder now, and on the bottom next year,” Morgan grinned.
Morgan said he had enjoyed his final year of primary school and would miss his mates and even his teacher from the year, Mrs Ward.
“She was cool.”
Wishing students, parents and teachers a safe and happy holiday, Member for Rockhampton Robert Schwarten, said 2009 had been a big year for local schools.
“I’d also like to thank teachers and school staff for the roles they played throughout this challenging and rewarding school year,” Mr Schwarten said.
“There’s been a strong focus from all our schools on boosting achievement in literacy and numeracy and I know many have seen improved results.
Education and Training Minister Geoff Wilson said 2010 looked set to be even more exciting than the last.
“We have a raft of new initiatives rolling our in our schools including literacy and numeracy coaches, turnaround teams and regional science managers,” Mr Wilson said.
“We’ve made major investments in boosting standards in Queensland schools, with $72.3 million over three years for a new Literacy and Numeracy Action Plan.
“The first summer schools for year 5, 6 and 7 students were held across the state during the September school holidays and more will be held in January.”
And for those already focusing on the next school year, Queensland state school term dates are available at www.education.qld.gov.au or by calling 3237 1363.