Jesse McGarvie is keen for his start at Grafton Public School on Monday. Most of the North Coast’s 66,000 students return to school today with some private schools starting tomorrow.
Jesse McGarvie is keen for his start at Grafton Public School on Monday. Most of the North Coast’s 66,000 students return to school today with some private schools starting tomorrow.

Jesse looking forward to school

PROUDLY stating his qualifications for kindergarten – “I can even write my whole name, Jesse Michael McGarvie” – this five-year-old Graftonian is looking forward to his first day of school on Monday, even though he’s not exactly sure what’s going to happen.

“I can only read a little bit ... I know how to read signs,” Jesse said yesterday, adding that he expected learning to read to be “heaps of fun”.

Jesse said he was looking forward to playing on the school computers and joining his elder brother Tyler and cousins James, Milly, Tianna, Celina, Tre and Cade at Grafton Public School. Asked about what he wanted to do as a job, Jesse said: “I want to be the same as dad”. Jesse’s dad Mick run’s Mick’s Mowing and Gardening Service.

Jesse said he’d miss some of his friends, especially Darcy, from daycare.



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