Back to school

Tamra CarrGeraldton Guardian
Matilda and Joey Fenby, 8 and 4, show off their Strathalbyn Christian College uniform and new school bags.
Camera IconMatilda and Joey Fenby, 8 and 4, show off their Strathalbyn Christian College uniform and new school bags. Credit: Picture: Tamra Carr, Tamra Carr, The Geraldton Guardian

Joey Fenby, 4, started school for the first time today.

He’s been practising putting on his uniform, packing his bag and walking up and down the hallway of his home with his new school shoes all summer.

His mother Kristen Fenby says he wasn’t nervous.

He went to Strathalbyn Christian College, where his mother is a teacher.

His big sister Matilda goes there too.

“I’m excited to go back to school,” Matilda, eight, said.

“I’ll be in Year 3. I can meet up with my friends and see my new teacher and play sports like dodgeball.”

Ms Fenby drove the children to the college (and work) on today, when most schools reopened.

The 40km/h speed limit in streets surrounding schools will be enforced again from 7.30am to 9am and 2.30pm to 4pm every weekday until the Easter holidays.

This year, Champion Bay Senior High School, formerly known as John Willcock College, will now teach Years 7 to 10.

Geraldton Senior High School, previously Geraldton Senior College, will now teach Year 7 and Years 10-12. Years 8-9 will be added later.

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