The 2019 school year started on a high note with grade 1s beginning their journey at school and matrics entering their final year of school.
The little ones experienced mixed emotions when they arrived at their various schools on Wednesday. Some were happy to meet new friends, while others held on to their parents for dear life with tears running down their faces.
Schools welcomed the grade 1s with enthusiasm and were ready to start the 2019 academic year with a bang. Teachers also seemed excited to meet the little faces.
The MEC of Education in the Free State, Tate Makgoe, paid a visit to Kgato Primary School situated in Rocklands, Bloemfontein. He handed over a mathematics kit to the school to help improve the maths skills of the learners who attend the school.
Makgoe paid special tribute to the staff of the school for their dedication and hard work over the years. “You should carry on to support the learners. Invest in them. They are the future of the country. Teachers and parents must also work together to ensure the success of learners,” Makgoe said.
Various school principals also sent a good luck message to the learners of their school. Lizandra Wessels, principal of Vista Junior Academy situated in Vista Park, said success is the sum of all small efforts repeated day in and out. “I wish you all success for your school career. Let’s work hard, have fun and put in effort everyday!”
Lizette Kotze, principal of Ad Laudem Independent School, wished her learners a wonderful journey. “May all your hopes and dreams be fulfilled at Ad Laudem. I regard myself privileged to be part of your school journey!”
Good luck to the new grade 1s, the future leaders of the world!– Jeretha Oosthuizen