School is out...for today!

By Drum Digital
14 January 2015

The first day of school came to an end and parents are relieved but there are still expectations that need to be met.

The first day of school for grade one learners has come and gone, the excitement and fear has also eased up.

Parents and their children are especially happy that the day has come to a harmonious end.

When the bell for the end of the day rang, Noloyiso and Xolani Poto waited outside the Craighall Primary School gates for their son XJ whom his mom says was "not only ready to go but eager to go" when the morning of his first day rolled around.

Xolani Senior says that their little one's first day was not daunting at all for him because he has "always been ready to go to school".

XJ also looked the part, his parents found him happily playing on the jungle gym.

The 6-year-old says he was not scared but excited about his first day at school.

He says he spent his day playing, "colouring in and sorting out his stationery" and an important lesson that he learnt from his teachers for the day is that he should "not be mean or say mean things to others."

Xolani XJ Poto after his first day at school Xolani XJ Poto after his first day at school

Noyoliso and Xolani Poto were excited to pick up XJ after his first day of school. Noyoliso and Xolani Poto were excited to pick up XJ after his first day of school.

XJ makes his way to his parents' car after an exciting first day at school XJ makes his way to his parents' car after an exciting first day at school

Another relieved parent is Gail Tshabalala whose son, Lethu attended his first day at Marlboro Gardens in Alexandra.

Tshabala says Lethu went to bed earlier than usual because he didn't want to get to school too tired, so he asked to be promptly bathed and put to bed.

As soon as he got to school, the brave little one didn't cry and especially "didn't want to kiss mom in front of his friends."

At quarter to one Tshabala was there to pick Lethu up and he said his first day of school was "beautiful", and excitedly added, "I practiced to write my name."

From tomorrow, Lethu will be not holding mommy's hand as he will be heading to school on his own with arranged transport and is "not scared" at all.

Lethu Tshabalala excited and ready to go to his first day of school Lethu Tshabalala excited and ready to go to his first day of school

The first day of school may have come to an end but there are still expectations that the little ones need to fulfil.

Watch as the Craighall Primary School's Head of the Intermediate Phase, Musi Sibanda, outline what these expectations could be.

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