Kialla Central Primary School will welcome 16 preps on Tuesday — the school’s biggest enrolment to date.
Out of the 16 new students, 10 will be new families to the school.
The school’s principal Debbie Humphries said she was overjoyed with the rise in enrolments, believing it was most likely due to promoting efforts.
‘‘We’ve been really proactive in trying to get our name out there,’’ Mrs Humphries said.
‘‘We’ve done the winter run, the blanket run, we’ve done some work with the Smith Family over Christmas, we started a Facebook page and our data on the My School website has encouraged people in the area to come to the school.
‘‘We know all the families, not just the parents and siblings, the aunties, the uncles and the grandparents also.
‘‘This year seems to be the year where families are looking for the small school option.’’
The community atmosphere attracted Kialla’s Annette Hunt and her two children Riley, 10, and Erin, 5, to the school.
Mrs Hunt said Erin would be starting prep this year and already had a group of friends to settle in with and knew all her teachers.
‘‘Erin is very excited to be starting,’’ she said.
- Madeleine Caccianiga