Ncomeka and Yandisa Xuma. Photo: Corlia Kruger
Teary-eyed parents waved goodbye as new grade 1 learners rushed off to their classrooms on Wednesday morning.
Hundreds of grade 1 and grade R learners started school in the north of Pretoria this week.
Teachers had their hands full with new arrivals while parents had their arms full with books, backpacks and stationery for the young ones.
Doornpoort Primary School, established in 2011, saw an increase of learners and welcomed 160 grade 1 learners at the growing school.
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Most learners settled in quickly in their classrooms, while others clung to their parents.
“We were well prepared for school,” said Ncomeka Xuma, mother of Yandisa.
“I have another child in Grade 6, so we know the drill.”
More parents agreed that it was easier bringing their kids back to schools where they have completed Grade R.
The whole family came to see Oratile Matshediso (right) off on the first day of school. From left: Ogone, Nashudu, Gaone and Khumo Matshediso. Photo: Corlia Kruger Mohau Rangata and Kegoikantse Chauke have just started school at Doornpoort Primary and are already best friends. Photo Corlia Kruger Nqobile Mkwananzi was not as happy as his mother, Bridget, about going to school. He was enrolled at Doornpoort Primary School. Photo Corlia Kruger This Grade 1 boy from Doornpoort Primary was not happy about going to school at all. Photo Corlia Kruger Vhuthu Rambula's mother Tshilizi was very proud of her "big boy" starting his first year at Doornpoort Primary School. Photo: Corlia Kruger Martin Makgai enjoyed fun activities on the first day in his Grade 1 class. Photo: Corlia Kruger Uluthando and her mom Nozuko Sithole. Photo: Corlia Kruger Robert Mooka hugs his daughter Siyabonga goodbye. Photo: Corlia Kruger
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