FIRST DAY: Scones, smiles and sympathy on the first day of school for mothers Anneliese Reeves, Belinda Bee and Renee Wilson.
FIRST DAY: Scones, smiles and sympathy on the first day of school for mothers Anneliese Reeves, Belinda Bee and Renee Wilson. SCOTT POWICK Db

Morning tea welcome for newcomers

THE first day of school can indeed be an educational and emotional experience.

Which is why King’s Christian College held a morning tea on January 24 to welcome new students, parents and their understandably fragile emotions into the school.

The school holds morning teas each year on the first day of school to console and entertain parents after they let go of their child’s hand.

Marnie Govorko from Tallebudgera said her five-year-old daughter Sarah was pretty excited to enter prep as she took off without saying goodbye.

“I am nervous for her,” Mrs Govorko said.

“But I suppose there’s a sense of relief in a school like this because you know they’re going to be looked after and nurtured.

“She literally ran into the classroom.”

She said because King’s looks after students physically, mentally and spiritually, she was optimistic about Sarah’s time there.

“Whatever she chooses to do I just hope she’s happy.”

Community relations manager Stephen Wruck said the morning tea was about consolation and socialisation.

“We stagger the first day between primary and high school,” Mr Wruck said.

“It allows the new kids to settle in and work out routines.”



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