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Tari JeffersManjimup-Bridgetown Times
It was all smiles on the first day back at school on Monday for East Manjimup Primary School students Year 3 Chevelle Davies, Year 4 Kayleeya Wolfs and Year 3 Beau Brackenrig.
Camera IconIt was all smiles on the first day back at school on Monday for East Manjimup Primary School students Year 3 Chevelle Davies, Year 4 Kayleeya Wolfs and Year 3 Beau Brackenrig. Credit: Manjimup-Bridgetown Times, Tari Jeffers

School is back in session for students across the Lower South West, with the first day of term beginning on Monday.

A big change at East Manjimup Primary School this year is the introduction of outside school hours care.

Manjimup Outside School Hours provides before, after school and vacation care for Manjimup students.

Principal Michael Smith said the program was two years in the making and open to students from other Manjimup schools.

“It’s being run by Kathryn Holland, who runs Stepping Stones in Bridgetown,” he said.

Mr Smith said priorities for the school included providing students with as many opportunities as possible.

“Things like music, sport, languages or other things, we want students to have the best opportunities,” he said.

“Whether it’s a magic show or youth orchestra, we want the best for our students.”

Mr Smith also said as some teachers approached retirement, the school would also be focusing on providing good and positive teachers to continue the school’s culture.

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