IN PICTURES | First Day Of 2019

The Herald photographers went to schools around Nelson Mandela Bay to capture the first step of grade ones into the formal academic system, with parents comforting their children, and teachers helping the new pupils settle in on their first day at Pendla Primary school in New Brighton, Emsengeni Primary in Zwide and Westering Primary School.

It was a proud moment for Settlers Park Primary mom Soleka Nyido taking her children Asivile,6, starting frade R, and Sulonke,7, starting grade 1, to school on Wednesday.
Image: Eugene Coetzee
Westering Primary new arrivals to grade 1, Lincoln Maasdorp,7, Ayikholi Solwandle,6, and Matthew Perfect,6, spot the difference in a colouring-in book.
Image: Eugene Coetzee
Grade 1 teacher Nondumiso Ngxonono greets her class of 2019 with a fun salute at Pendla primary School in New Brighton.
Image: Werner Hills
Grade 1 teacher Nondumiso Ngxonono gets to know new pupils Aluve Vani,6, left, and Asange Mabona,6, at Pendla Primary in New Brighton.
Image: Werner Hills
It was all bit overwhelming for grade R Liya Madodlana during his first day at Emsengeni Primary School in Zwide.
Image: Werner Hills
Proud dad Anele Pikoli with his daughter Inathi Pikoli-Kika,5, during her first day in grade R at Pendla Primary in New Brighton.
Image: Werner Hills
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