Seeing double across the Diocese

Lightning has struck twice across the Diocese, with eight of our schools enrolling sets of twins into their Kindergarten classes this year.

Kindergarten teachers from St Catherine’s Catholic College, Singleton; St Patrick’s Primary School, Swansea; St Therese’s Primary School, New Lambton; Holy Cross Primary School, Glendale; St James’ Primary School, Kotara South; Holy Family Primary School, Merewether Beach; St Francis Xavier’s Primary School, Belmont; Rosary Park Catholic School, Branxton and St Michael's Primary School, Nelson Bay all welcomed double the trouble into their classrooms for 2019.

With many identical twins amongst the groups this year, some Kindergarten teachers told us their tricks for telling them a part – sometimes it’s as simple as remembering who is missing a tooth or has that extra freckle.

The teachers also acknowledged that it is important that, even if twins are identical, they are treated as an individual person with their own learning development path.

Coming into a new environment twins can often rely heavily on each other, to the detriment of making new friends. Teachers note that it is important to sit them at separate desks to encourage social development where they aren’t relying on each other and are instead catering to their individual needs and interests.

While the teachers may have their hands full with all of these twins, we’re sure they wouldn’t have it any other way.

Kindergarten twins for 2019 are:

St Catherine’s: Paige and Brigid Crossley and Matisse and Tasman McLeod

St Patrick’s: Mia and Skye Porter and Harley and Kenzie Wijnans

St Therese’s: Alexi and Georgie Apostolovski and Marcus and Mason Stojkovski

Holy Cross:  Kavya and Kavin Dev

St James’: Luca and Will Melville

Holy Family: Elisa and Mya Moghtaderi

St Francis Xavier’s: Noah and Nathaniel Carter

Rosary Park: Calen and Kyson Crossman

St Michael'sAlessia and Lilliana Chapman and Emily and Chloe Hodges

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