Everyone was in high spirits this morning as they pulled on the new uniforms and slipped on their freshly polished school shoes for the start of the 2017 academic year. Here are a few of the early risers who couldn’t wait to get back:
Fourteen-year-old Grosvenor Boys’ High School, Aphiwe MniKathi was all fresh and ready for his grade 9 year. “I’m in the big league now. Going to conquer this year!” he said.
Kivash Choudhree (12) was so psyched for his grade 8 year at Palmview Secondary School. “I know I’m going to do well in my academics this year. I’m so ready to take on 2017,” he said.
Yuvania Govender (12), a new grade 8 pupil at Palmview Secondary, is a little nervous about a new high school. But she is ready for it. “New year, new challenges, new friends. Let’s do this!” she said.
Eight-year-old Farhan was a little sad that the holidays were over but really missed his friends at school. “I’m going to be in grade 2 and can’t wait to meet my new teacher,” he said.
Five-year-old Rehaan Rai Davecharran was no longer a little guy but a big boy now that he was in grade R at Wembley Primary School. “I’m so happy to be in school now where I can meet new friends, he said.
Grade 4 pupil Mckayla Ramlakhan (9) walked up the school driveway to Sterngrove Primary School with confidence that the 2017 academic year is going to be her best.