A mixture of emotions were felt at schools across the Goulburn Valley yesterday as new students, and their parents, prepared for their first day of school.SOPHIE MALCOLM January 31, 2013 4:40am
Emotions were mixed at drop-off time yesterday at St Luke’s Catholic Primary School.
With shiny shoes and big smiles, the school’s newest students walked through the gates for the very first time.
Despite a few tears there were no tantrums, and an overwhelming sense of nervous excitement — and that was just the parents.
Mum Lauren Kendall said her eldest child Liam felt slightly apprehensive about his first day of school, a sentiment she shared.
‘‘I don’t know who feels worse, me or him,’’ Mrs Kendall said. ‘‘It’s a feeling of excitement and nervousness and I’m so proud of him .
‘‘It’s going to be a bit quieter at home.’’
Ahwlin Joby , 5, had no qualms about settling into her new classroom.
After her parents dropped her off, Ahwlin was quick to find her chair and made a start on her worksheets before the bell rang.
Mum Anu Joby said Ahwlin had been looking forward to the big day.
‘‘We’re excited because it’s a big step in life for her,’’ Mrs Joby said.
‘‘But it’s a bit sad.’’
Prep student Bailey Clune said he was looking forward to playing soccer outside and playing in the sandpit.
He had his uniform laid out on Tuesday night and was awake at 6.30
‘‘He’s so excited,’’ Mrs Clune said.
For more back to school coverage pick up a copy of today’s Shepparton News.
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