First day at last for Braydn

Braydn Trahar with mum and dad Rebekah and Craig on his first day of school.
Braydn Trahar with mum and dad Rebekah and Craig on his first day of school.

The wait is finally over for new Coolum Primary School prep student Braydn Trahar.

After missing out by two days last year, Braydyn was keener than most of his classmates to finally kick start his schooling on Tuesday.

His mum Rebekah said he had been looking forward to this week for the last 12 months.

“He had to wait a long time because he missed out on the age countdown last year,” she said. “It’s been a 12-month countdown.”

The cut-off birth date for starting prep last year was June 30 and Braydyn was born on July 2.

Principal Pat Cavanagh said the school had enrolled more than 1000 students for this year.

“We especially thank our parent body for their efforts in preparing the students for their first day,” Mr Cavanagh said.

“We also recognise the fantastic work of the staff who worked tirelessly last week to ensure that the school was ready.”

Police have urged motorists to be aware of the 40kmh zones at schools and to follow the directions of school crossing supervisors.

Police have also asked parents to familiarise themselves with school drop-off and pick-up practices and to discuss with their children rules for school zones.

About 720,000 children will attend school in Queensland this year.

Almost 500,000 students will attend state schools and about half that number are enrolled at private schools.

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