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School rules . . . Jackson Williams (5) gets ready for his first day at school.PHOTO: VALU MAKA

Gore Primary Schools have a healthy influx of new entrants to start the year.

Pupils are making their way back to school this week.

East Gore School principal Wendy Kitto said the school received 10 new entrants for this term and expected numbers to grow throughout the year.

“We know kids both old and new are excited for school.”

On the first day, new entrants could expect to get to know their classroom, the school and other pupils, she said.

She hoped pupils would be brave and courageous, especially with new experiences which made them nervous, she said.

St Mary’s School principal Annie Nelson said it had had “a lovely start” to the year with nine new entrants.

“The first day is a big day for everyone, but it is a special time.

“What I would tell parents is make sure you feel like you belong at your child’s school too and don’t be afraid to ask questions.”

West Gore School acting principal Rebekah Prattley said the school had two new entrants’ classrooms this year.

“We have a strong play philosophy at West Gore School, so throughout the day students can expect to engage and learn through play.”

Staff were working hard and feeling positive about welcoming new entrants, she said.

Gore Main School principal Glenn Puna said he was excited to meet the new entrants and their families.

The school had received six new entrants and another five would join later in term one.

“I hope children are excited for their first day and that they come in with big smiles and ready to have heaps of fun.”

Jackson Williams is among the new entrants starting today at Gore Main School.

Of his first day, he said he was excited to see his old friends from preschool and also make new friends.

He looked forward to eating fruit in his break and writing in his school books, which were wrapped in a monster-themed cover.Buy Kicks【国内1月29日先行発売予定】バンズ オーセンティック レザー ブラック (V44CF LEATHER) – スニーカーウォーズ