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Mums and dads to wave goodbye to little ones as school begins

Four-year-old Koen Smith is starting prep this year at West Moreton Anglican College. Photo: David Nielsen / The Queensland Times
Four-year-old Koen Smith is starting prep this year at West Moreton Anglican College. Photo: David Nielsen / The Queensland Times David Nielsen

THE school year begins in only a few weeks, with a new batch of mums and dads waving goodbye to their little ones for the first time.

Among them is Allison Smith, whose four-year-old son Koen will start Prep at West Moreton Anglican College this year.

Koen is all ready for his first day, and has his school uniform, back pack and school books.

Ms Smith said saying goodbye would be tough, but she knew what to expect after watching her older son Zak start school two years ago. She said the hardest thing to get used to was seeing her son in a school uniform.

"My baby is growing up," she said.

"He's excited and a bit scared but he loved it at the orientation day.

"He is a bit shy but he will get used to meeting someone new and the new routine."

She said it was important for mums going through the experience for the first time to keep calm. "Stay positive, don't cry and tell them they will have a great time."

Koen is about to meet a lot of new friends, and said he was looking forward to playing with blocks in his new classroom.

Ms Smith said Zak was looking forward to being able to play with his brother in the playground at lunch time.

Topics:  first day of school, west moreton anglican college




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