IT'S NOT every kid who gets to practise going to big school.
But newbie kindergarten pupil Hannah Coleman did.
"We did a couple of extra orientation days and now she's seen the classroom she'll be in, she knows a little bit more about what to expect and she's excited," said mum Kim about Hannah, who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy when she was a toddler.
"She calls it big school," she said.
Hannah is one of hundreds of children around the state with cerebral palsy who will start kindergarten on February 4.
She will attend Jasper Road Public School's support teacher learning assistance program.
"I am so excited for Hannah but also a bit apprehensive as I know she will face many additional challenges along the way," Mrs Coleman said.
This will include time off to visit physical and occupational therapists who, in the lead-up to school, have helped work out the correct seating and table height for Hannah.
"So she can write and draw with as little support as possible," Mrs Coleman said.
"We also do Botox therapy, which helps to loosen her muscles. When I think of everything Hannah has achieved in her five short years, I feel very proud."
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