It’s officially back to school for thousands of South African school children

The 2019 academic year kicked off today with scores of parents, including celebrities, sharing cute pictures.

Some were starting “big school” for the first time while others were celebrating their first day at pre-school.

Here’s a look at some of them on their big day…


Elana Afrika

Elana’s daughter looked pretty chilled for someone going to pre-school for the first time. “Her enthusiasm could not be curbed. #FirstDayofSchool #SayCheese,” Elana joked.

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Her enthusiasm could not be curbed. #FirstDayofSchool #SayCheese

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Carly Fields

The former Yo-TV presenter was in doting mommy-mode as she posted several pics of her two daughters at the entrance to their school.

“Good luck my girls, I’m right here with you – every step of the way!” the proud mom captioned the post.