St Paul's Lutheran Primary School and Kindergarten

Caboolture, Queensland

New York comes to Caboolture

newyorkAmerican accents could be heard at St Paul's Lutheran Primary School this week, as two New York children were hosted in Years 2 and 4.

The two children, Ruby and Tommy Davis, are holidaying over in Australia and wanted to experience an Australian school. Their parents contacted St Paul's Lutheran Primary School, and Principal Mr. Anton Prinsloo was only happy to oblige.

Children from St Paul's were wide eyed as they heard about schooling in New York. "Back home, we don't wear uniforms to our school. And the whole school fits just onto one block. Also, we all share one small schoolyard – our outside area - and there's no grass," said Ruby. "St Paul's is so very, very different! It's beautiful! You have so many playgrounds and so much space for everyone to play in! And everyone here is so friendly! And I wish we could have chicks in our classes," she added.

As part of the Year 4 program at St Paul's, children hatch chicks and then observe the young chicks' growth. "I wish there was some way I could take one back with me!" said Ruby. The children have exchanged details with their host classes and look forward to keeping in contact in the future.