Not a single tear shed on first day

JEANINE SIRSAWY

On 15 January 2020, the Grade 1s arrived at St Michael’s, smiling in their new uniforms and ready to start ‘big school’ and to test their new playground. The Grade 1 teachers were ready to start moulding these impressionable young minds into the leaders who will make the world a better place from 2031.

Both Grade 1 teachers were well-rested and ready to start a new year with new chaos and happy memories. Not a single tear was shed by the brave little girls, even though some parents were apprehensive to leave their daughters to start their own journeys.

Parents got a taste of the hurly-burly of school life having to run around to try to find out in what class their girls were, fetch bags, and on top of that, go back to their day’s work. The classrooms were noisy with holiday chatter that even the skilled teachers couldn’t control.

In the end, the Grade 1s went home that day with new ideas brewing in their receptive little minds.  Parents were bombarded with stories about the first day which was tiring but lots and lots of fun. 

Omphile Motloi, Lethabo Ramokgopa, Vuyisa Mbandezi and Kgalalelo Seshoka on the jungle gym on their first day in Grade 1. Photo
Omphile Motloi, Vuyisa Mbandezi, Botshelo Rampana and Lesedi Makhetha enjoy their first break at St Michael’s. Photo