Tears flow as school year starts

2017-01-12 06:02
 Teacher Thembekile Smith with a Grade R learner Likhona Sekana (5) who wanted nothing to do with schooling on his first day at Ntwasahlobo Primary in Site B.  PHOTOS: lindile mbontsi

Teacher Thembekile Smith with a Grade R learner Likhona Sekana (5) who wanted nothing to do with schooling on his first day at Ntwasahlobo Primary in Site B. PHOTOS: lindile mbontsi

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The school term for 2017 began as always with tears, excitement and a few attempted run-aways.

Our reporters managed to capture a few of the moments of first day at school. While the MEC for education in the province Debbie Schaffer said that it was all system go.

“With 197 school days in the 2017 academic year, I am pleased that early indications are that we have had a smooth start to the 2017 school year,” she said.

She urged parents having difficulties enrolling their children to approach the local district office. The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) will be on stand-by to provide assistance at schools where there are late registrations and any other last-minute tasks that need to be completed.

“I would also like to appeal to parents to take an active part in their child’s education.”

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