New entrants quartet keen to make a start

01:47, Jan 30 2013
Deveon Mead
It was the first day of school for four new entrant pupils at Blenheim School today. Deveon Mead, Conan McNabb, Nathaneal and David Parsons, all 5 years old.
Donan McNabb
It was the first day of school for four new entrant pupils at Blenheim School today. L-R Deveon Mead, Conan McNabb, Nathaneal and David Parsons, all 5 years old.
Nathaneal Parsons
Five today: Deveon Mead, Conan McNabb, Nathaneal and David Parsons
David Parsobns
Yeah five today: L-R Deveon Mead, Conan McNabb, Nathaneal and David Parsons
David Parsons
We are five! :Deveon Mead, Conan McNabb, Nathaneal and David Parsons

New entrant pupils at Blenheim School bucked the usual trend of teary goodbyes to parents when they were dropped off to begin the first day of the rest of their school lives.

Blenheim School welcomed four new entrants at the beginning of their first term yesterday.

New entrant teacher Robyn Anderson said that while new entrants could be hesistant to part with their parents on their first day, this year's group had been both excited to be present and ready to knuckle down for a proper day of learning.

"They're all just ready and eager to learn," said Ms Anderson, who began the school year with a class of 12 pupils from year 0 to 2 and was expecting two more to join today.

Most of the first-day nerves were overcome by visits to the school just before pupils were set to begin, she said.

"There are lots of school visits by kindergartens - they do three or four to get them used to the school they're enrolled in."

The pupils had spent their first day testing their reading, writing and maths skills.

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