Shantelle, Wonai and Taf Kamba outside the school on Wonai's first day. Photos: JAMES TAYLOR

Families, pupils and staff celebrate St Catherine’s first day

February 6, 2020 BY

SCHOOL is in at St Catherine’s, and families, pupils and staff alike celebrated the opening of the Catholic primary school in Armstrong Creek on Monday this week.

The school on Warralily Boulevard welcomed 130 pupils on its first day. One of them was four-year-old Wonai Kamba, who only had a short distance to walk from her home nearby.

On Monday morning, Wonai said she was looking forward to “colouring, painting and stories”, and parents Shantelle and Taf admitted to being both excited and nervous.

“For the past few weeks, I was like ‘Yay!’, but then this morning it hit me – ‘Oh my gosh, she is really going to school’,” Shantelle said.

St Catherine of Siena Catholic Primary School pupils (front) Cody, Nate, Aiden, Lily and Oliver with teachers Maggie Lee, Tahnee Allen and Jamie Lambert.

St Catherine of Siena Catholic Primary School principal Donna Bryce said it was a big opportunity for her to be a new principal in a new school with new staff and a new cohort of pupils.

“It’s been a big learning curve, but it’s exciting.”