WITH January over, the Grade R pupils at Emakhabeleni Primary School said it was an interesting month for them. The little ones began their schooling year on January 15, when they got to experience what it is like to be in the classroom. While some wept on the first day, others put on a brave smile to get them through the day. The teachers kept them busy with different activities to enable them to get to know each other. The school was abuzz on the first week with new and returning pupils. Not forgetting the Grade 7s who were eager to start their last year in primary school.The teachers had their hands full with getting them to settle in as quickly as possible to begin their lessons. Speaking to the Greytown Gazette, principal Nkanyiso Zondi said that the first month of school is always filled with mixed emotions as pupils get settled into their new grades. “I just want to say that we want all parents to play a motivational and pivotal role in inspiring and supporting our children in their academic performance throughout the year.“We trust that our children will settle in happily and this will be a fruitful year for all,” Zondi said. He further assured parents that their children are in safe hands and in a friendly environment.” — Supplied.