PREP students at St Mary’s Primary School in Lancefield last week celebrated an important milestone in their education as they reached 100 days of school.

The day was marked by a range of 100-themed activities, including enjoying fairy bread topped with 100s and 1000s, playing the Race to 100 board game that reinforces addition and subtraction, and making necklaces out of 100 Froot Loops.

Students also decorated crowns to commemorate the day, with other grades at the school also involved – the prep’s grade five buddies joined them for lunch while the school’s grade one and two students wrote and shared letters with the prep students.

Prep teacher Nadia DeCarolis said her students had been counting down the days to 100 and were excited to celebrate.

“It’s been a very exciting week and they’re wondering what happens after 100 days, whether they go into grade one, but I said ‘we’ll go up to 101 and you’ve got to stay with me until Christmas, you’re not going to grade one yet’,” she said.

“I think they thought there was some sort of carnival happening today … they’ve just grown so much and it’s been amazing.”

Ms DeCarolis said it was rewarding to be involved with the students’ progression through school.

“It’ll be lots of fun, and I’m sure there’s going to be a lot of tired friends at the end of the day,” she said.

The school currently has two prep classes with a total of 35 students, which has grown since last year.