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The fear of the first day of school

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Georgina Guedes

On Wednesday, I bundled my daughter into her Grade 1 uniform (new everything), and took her to school for her first day of formal education. She was excited to be back with all her friends from Grade R, and had met her teacher last year, so her arrival was a positive experience.

It’s a nice feeling, dropping your child off at school and knowing that they are going to get a good education in a positive learning environment with functioning resources. The computer teacher was there to take delivery of the compulsory iPads (which we had to buy), her classroom is bright and filled with learning materials and the grounds are well maintained and clean.

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