Some parents accompanied their children attending the Christ Church Foundation School for the first time yesterday.

It’s back to school!

It was back to the classrooms for thousands of pupils across the island yesterday for the beginning of the 2018-2019 academic year.

Dressed in their new uniforms, socks and shoes while carrying their bags, students wore bright smiles as they journeyed to their respective nursery, primary and secondary schools on the first day of Term 1 (the Michaelmas term).

It was the first time some for students going to select schools while others were returning to the same school but going into a different class.

In the south of the island, students going to the Vauxhall Primary School, Milton Lynch Primary School, Christ Church Foundation School and the Deighton Griffith Secondary School could be spotted on the road from early in the morning. Some students walked to their respective educational institution. Meanwhile, others disembarked their parents’ vehicle, the Transport Board bus or minivan and entered into school.

Some first-time students going to the two secondary schools were accompanied by their parents. These moms and dads looked as nervous as the young charges they escorted.

One parent of a Class 3 student said like her daughter, she was joyful at the start of the term.

“I am happy that she has survived the summer to see a new school term and a new school year as well as excited for her entering Class 3 in preparation for the 11-Plus examination.”

The 2018-2019 academic year is slated to run for 38 weeks. Term 1 will be 14 weeks long and it will end on December 13th for pupils. Teachers on the other hand will finish work on December 14th.

The start of Monday’s school year has been delayed for students of Eagle Hall Primary, St Margaret Primary and Thelma Berry Nursery School. This delay is due to repair work at these locations. Pupils will return to these schools on September 17th.(MG)

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