Double and triple trouble at Gleniti School
Twins, triplets keep things interestingJOANNE BENNETT
It's not only double trouble at Gleniti School with five sets of twins, but add two sets of triplets to the mix and you've got triple trouble.
The children agree that they have a love/hate relationship with having siblings the same age.
''It can be really painful, they tease me a lot, but it's good to always have someone to play with that's the same age,'' said Anika Rawlins, who is a triplet with two brothers.
Although there is the opportunity for mischief, the Gleniti bunch are well behaved, and say they have never played tricks on their teachers.
''My Poppa wants us to swap classes, but I don't want to be doing India's work,'' Grace Rawlings said.
The students are all in seperate classes, which is a decision made by the school and parents according to principal Steve Zonnevylle.
''It gets them to be their own individual selves, and they learn to not to rely on their siblings so much,'' he said.
The Secoy triplets are a phenomenon. All three girls look identical, and they say it's difficult for teachers to tell them apart.
Maddison Secoy responded in triple time when asked what it was like to have two identical looking sisters.
''I don't know what it's like to not have them,'' she said.
The Secoy triplets are the only children in their family. ''I think they probably thought that three was enough,'' Maddison said.
The group whole-heartedly agreed that their parents enjoy having twins or triplets.
''Mum loves it,'' Nick Bradshaw said.
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