First day tears

Jayden Conway ready for Grade 1 at Fish Hoek Primary.

Thousands of mothers and fathers of Grade 1 pupils across the far south shed a secret tear or two as the first day of school for 2018 kicked off yesterday, Wednesday January 17. Jessica Shelver, spokeswoman for Education MEC Debbie Schaäfer, said 106 015 Grade 1s had been registered for the 2018 school year.