IN PICTURES | #BackToSchool2019: Tears, smiles & nerves on first day of school
Grade ones across the country are taking their fist step in the formal academic system. Some pupils are more excited to venture into their new schools, while others have a harder time.
Public schools around the country opened on January 9 2018. While many of the children were very excited for their first day at school, some could not hold back the tears. Subscribe to TimesLIVE here: https://www.youtube.com/user/TimesLive
Our photographers were there to capture the moment, with parents comforting their children, and teachers helping the new pupils settle in on their first day at Melpark Primary school in Melville, Schotche Kloof Primary in Cape Town and Greenside Primary School.