Parents, grandparents and carers gathered with their little ones at Catherine McAuley Catholic Primary School on Thursday to kiss them goodbye on their first day of kindergarten.
While there was a few sad faces during drop off, Amanda Delaney said she was confident her daughter Madeline Delaney would keep smiling after she left.
“She woke up this morning very positive which has made it nice and easy,” she said.
Fiona Fabar said her daughter Hope Robey was very excited. “She was up early, straight into her uniform and ready to go.”
Larissa Blake said when her son Sam O’Malley was called into class she’d be straight off to work.
“I’ve had six weeks off and I’m ready to go back,” the artist said.
Meanwhile, across the city, it was a mixed bag of emotions for Myla and Phoebe Kennewell as they made their way to St Mary’s Catholic Primary School for their first day.
The twins, aged five, were a bit overwhelmed with the day in their new school uniforms with their new bags for the first time.
While the girls have an older brother Wade forging the path, the two of them are both very different – “chalk and cheese” as dad Mitch puts it.
Phoebe’s more active and “errs on the wild side” whereas Myla tends to be a bit quieter, he said.
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