NEW UNIFORMS: Harrison Moncada and his little sister Molly-Grace Moncada started at Warwick West State School.
NEW UNIFORMS: Harrison Moncada and his little sister Molly-Grace Moncada started at Warwick West State School. Michael Nolan

New family welcomed at Warwick's biggest primary school

SIBLINGS Molly-Grace and Harrison Moncada were full of excitement for their first day of school.

They moved to Warwick from Boonah about three weeks ago and were enrolled at Warwick West State School

"We moved here because our dad got a principal job at Dalveen State School,” Harrison said.

Harrison is in Year 2, while Molly-Grace joined other first-time students in Prep.

As an older brother, Harrison was keen to help Molly-Grace.

"My favourite thing about school is the tuckshop and making new friends,” he said.

Luckily the pair has strong family connections in Warwick.

"Our granddad has a shop down at the main street, near the big statue,” Harrison said.

"It's called Mussels and his name is Fred Moncada.”

Harrison loves spending time with his grandfather and said he was a really good cook.

They are from a family with a keen focus on education.

Harrison said his dad was very strict when it came to making him do his homework while his mother Kristine worked as the centre director for Goodstart Early Learning in Wood St.

He took time to visit his Aunty Mel who lives at Mount Tabor.

While the move to the city has been exciting, it has a tinge of sadness. Harrison said he left behind some good mates.

"I miss my friends at Boonah State School, their names are Hudson Black and Zac Tomlinson,” he said.

Warwick West State School started back today.

It has 73 Prep students for 2019, which is close to its average number of enrolments.



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