St Joseph’s Primary School twins Molly and Sam Hayes joined Preps across the region in their first day of school last week.MONIQUE FREER February 7, 2014 10:20am
Double delight: Twins Sam and Molly Hayes, 6, are two of many new Preps who began school across the region last week.
It was double the emotion at St Joseph’s Primary School last Wednesday when twins Molly and Sam Hayes began their first day of Prep.
The siblings joined Preps across the region beginning their education as school returned last week.
Mother Billie-Jo Hayes said she found the milestone quite emotional.
‘‘I was a bit teary, I always find it a bit emotional when they start school,’’ Ms Hayes said.
Six-year-olds Molly and Sam are not the first Hayes siblings to set foot at St Joseph’s Primary School — their older brothers Tom, 10, and Ned, 7, are keeping a watchful eye on them.
‘‘The other two both came home and said they had seen Sam and Molly at school and checked in on them,’’ Ms Hayes said after their first day.
The mother of five said she noticed the change in having two children begin school at the same time.
‘‘I did find it made a difference to the family dynamic having two go off at the same time, you notice the difference at home when they’re gone,’’ she said.
Molly told the Ensign last week that she was excited to start school in Prep O.
‘‘I’m looking forward to making friends,’’ Molly said. ‘‘I made two (on Wednesday).’’
Sam, on the other hand, was looking forward to spending his recess and lunchbreaks making good use of the play equipment.
The transition for Prep students began last year, and Ms Hayes said that made all the difference in how well they adjusted to the new routine.
‘‘Sam struggled during transition but he went off really well (on Wednesday),’’ she said.
‘‘I just hope that they’re happy and settled.’’
Isaac Hayes, three, will join his brothers and sister at school in the coming years, but was content last week to join them in the sandpit before class began.
Do not miss next week’s Ensign for the first part of our 2014 Preps feature.
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