First day of “big” school for Grade 1s

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Mrs Brandow and the "Apie" class

Every parent knows that sending your little one off to their first day of “big” school is a heart wrenching experience. It is the day they realise that their babies are growing up too fast! On Wednesday, 15 January, this was a reality for most parents.

There was a rollercoaster of emotions at the schools; happy and excited children, parents choking back the tears and teachers eager to meet their new class!
After the headmasters spoke to the children and their parents in the school hall, children’s names were called out to meet their new teacher and classmates.
At Laerskool Secunda I met some of the sweetest Gr. 1 teachers. I sat and watched a bit of what one of teachers, Mrs Carin Brandow, was doing to make her new class feel right at home. Her class’ name was the “Apie” class and the effort that was put in to decorate the class was phenomenal. She immediately engaged the class and captured their attention with her high energy and enchanting smile.
All the teachers I saw on that day did the same as Mrs Brandow. Children are our future and they are in fantastic hands with the educators of today!
– Ané Prinsloo

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