MONKLAND State School has had an exciting start to 2013 with the implementation of a new stylish, more user-friendly school uniform.
The new maroon, black and gold lightweight polyester shirt replaces the old gold and maroon shirt.
The new shirts are teamed with black shorts and all new prep students at Monkland will receive one of the new shirts free when they enrol.
Playgroup starts at Monkland on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-11am.
This is a great way to introduce little ones to a school environment through play-based activities and a fantastic social outlet for parents.
Playgroup is run by Shirl Toffoli and there is no cost involved.
Tea and coffee will be provided for a gold coin donation.
Any families interested in joining Monkland Playgroup can contact the school office on 5489 8888.
Other changes at Monkland this year include new school leaders, vice-captains and house captains.
These students are dedicated to contributing to the school by being good role models and mentors to other students.
School leaders who received their badges in a special parade are: Captains Nicholas Gresham and Celine Marshall, vice-captains Joshua McLaughlin and Hannah Young, Eastern House leaders Sarah Ross and Piper Lette, and Scottish House leaders Jai Gleeson and Thomas Fea.