KZN pupils, parents excited for new school year despite wet weather

KZN pupils, parents excited for new school year despite wet weather

While the rain may have put a damper on the first day of the new school year, it didn't quell the excitement of pupils and the pride of parents and guardians who saw off their little ones to big school today.


Both coastal and inland schools reopened on Wednesday.


One grandmother at Lalelani Primary School in Ntshongweni, in the west of Durban told Newswatch her youngest grandchild hardly slept last night from all the excitement.


“I’m here to drop off my five grandchildren. They'll be doing grade R, grade 2, grade 4, grade 5, and grade 7.

They are all performing well at school; we have great communication with the teachers, and we have a really good working relationship with them.”


But the first day was cut short after KZN Education instructed schools to send pupils home early today due to the heavy rains.

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Meanwhile, MEC Mbali Frazer says she's confident most of the schools in the province have received their school allocations for learning and materials for 2024.


"We are now fine; the school will tell you that they have received money, and we are hoping all the schools ordered as they were told late last year that they will be paid this year.


"Unfortunately, it won’t be on the same day; others got it on the 16th, and others got it on the 18th. I’m told that there were technicalities that hindered us to give them all on the 16th. But rest assured, our schools are in a better position to start the year."


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