First-day excitement

Dryden Street Primary school in Salt River welcomed new Grade R pupils. From left, are Thumizile Jezile with his daughter, Osipha Tshuku; Zwelie Hlalayedwa and Vuyu Sinyabi with their daughter, Alungile Sinyabi; and Vernah Madoro with her grandchild, Tatiana Chitadzwa.

Many schools in the southern suburbs welcomed Grade 1 and Grade R pupils along with their parents on the first day of school this week.

Tendai Mashongantika and Cleopas Tom with their son, Sean Tom, who starts Grade 1 at Dryden Street Primary.
New Grade R pupils at Wesley Practising School in Salt River with their parents in class. From left, are Pamela Mhembere with her son, Kyle Mhembere; Plaxedes Dambuleni with her daughter, Bailey Dambuleni; and Lona Kostile with her daughter, Liwa Kostile.
Grade 6 Ritha Kapinqa accompanies her brother, Samuel Mxyika, who starting his first day in Grade 1 at Wesley Practising School.
Vine School parents Nadine and Hylton Arendse with Grade 1 Austin, Grade 4 Evan and Grade RR Dean.
Vine School teacher Meggan Fray with her daughter, Leah, starting Grade R.
Cannons Creek Grade 1 pupil Gianna du Plessis, with parents Jacques and Louise du Plessis.
Cannons Creek Grade R pupil Arya Ngwenya with dad Carlton Ngwenya.