School is a family affair
THE start of school was extra special for Nicholas Walters.
Not only were mum Kylie and grandma Sue Nayler there to see him off on his first day, both had attended Gympie West State School in their primary years.
Nicholas was quietly confident on his first day, showing his little sister Georgia the ropes.
The oldest grandchild going off to school drew a few tears from Sue.
Kylie was less nostalgic. Having been nagged all holidays by a very keen and impatient little schoolboy, she was thrilled her eldest was finally made it to school.
"He was very disappointed when it flooded," she said.
"Nicholas has been driving me nuts all school holidays waiting for school to start.
"So there were definitely no tears."
The first day of prep is a four-hour day, which is increased gradually in the first few weeks.
"I think he would have been happy to stay all day," Kylie said.
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