Babyclub kids go to High School

= The Babyclub kids started high school this year. From left are Dylan Fourie (DF Malherbe High School), Paxton Barnard (Collegiate Girls), Jared Pretorius (Victoria Park High), Shelby Strydom (Collegiate Girls), Thomas Everand (Alexander Road High), Logan Roux (Collegiate Girls), Annika van der Merwe (Framesby High) and Cayleigh Maclear (Victoria Park High).
= The Babyclub kids started high school this year. From left are Dylan Fourie (DF Malherbe High School), Paxton Barnard (Collegiate Girls), Jared Pretorius (Victoria Park High), Shelby Strydom (Collegiate Girls), Thomas Everand (Alexander Road High), Logan Roux (Collegiate Girls), Annika van der Merwe (Framesby High) and Cayleigh Maclear (Victoria Park High).

FOURTEEN years ago a group of mothers-to-be joined an antenatal class to get some tips and advice on the coming birth of their babies and how to cope thereafter.

One of the most important things Helen Ward taught them at her antenatal class was that forming a support group (or baby club) of mothers was key.

The mothers (and fathers) started getting together on a regular basis and in this way a strong bond was created between them, joining each other for birthday parties, Christmas parties and regular mothers only coffee meets.

In 2009 before going off to grade 1 most of the group came together for a photo of the kids in their various school uniforms and they decided to do it again before the kids went to high school.

Even though the group doesn’t meet as often as they used to due to their schedules becoming busier the older they get, it wasn’t too difficult getting everybody together at the same venue as in 2009 again.

One of those on the primary school photo has moved away since but the two who couldn’t make it that day were there for the occasion this time around.

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