TINTINHULL Public School is celebrating its biggest student population ever, welcoming 58 students this year.
At 10 students, it’s also the second largest kindergarten class the school has ever seen.
Principal Steve Hawkins said the school had a reputation for catering well for students who may have experienced difficulties in other schools.
“Because it’s a small school, each staff member gets to know each student and the kids fit in really well,” he said.
“The students are just great and it’s like one big family and everyone is aware of the needs of other students.”
There are also new families to the school, with children in kindergarten, but also from families who had changed schools or were new to the area.
Mr Hawkins said the staff at the school also attracted families to Tintinhull. “We have new families to the school system, but also wonderful staff here which makes it a great environment,” he said.
“People always say that the school has a nice feeling when you walk in. Last year was also one of our best years in NAPLAN with the school performing really well and parents are aware of that.”
He said another attraction to the school was the availability of the before and after school program, which added to the appeal.
In celebration of the milestone of such a large number of students, the school is planning to take all students away on a three-day excursion in September.
The Leader is running two pictorial specials this week, featuring students from Tamworth district schools. We have eight pages of school leaders in today’s Leader and a roll call of 2013 kindergarten students in Thursday’s Leader. Don’t miss it.