Grade ones across the country are taking their first step in the formal academic system. Some pupils are more excited to venture into their new schools, while others have a harder time.
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 and Greenside Primary School.
Itumeleng Lesele bids farewell to his son Mickyle Steyn on his first day of school at Melpark Primary school.
Mahlatse Maredi fixes a name tag to his son, Boipelo Ramasehla on his first day of school at Melpark Primary school.
A Grade 1 pupil can’t hold back tears on his first day at Greenside Primary School.
Teachers help Grade 1 pupils settle in on their first day of school at Greenside Primary School.
A teacher helps Grade 1 pupils settle in on their first day of school at Greenside Primary School.
Article sourced from Times Live