WHITE Hills primary school prep co-ordinator Jan Ellis will have her hands full when four sets of twins start school for the first time today.
Zacch and Phoebe Martin, 5, Connor and Lachlan Mills, 5, Lily and Jack Lambert, 6, and Michael and Tayte Spicer, 5, all began school today.
Connor said he was happy to be starting school with his twin brother Lachlan, and was looking forward to playing in the sandpit.
He said he had brought new socks to wear and a new school bag to store his lunch box.
Mother of Jack and Lily, Melanie Speers, said she had “mixed emotions” about her twins going to school for the first time.
“They are my only children, so although it is exciting it is sad as well,” she said. “We have been talking a lot about making new friends.”
Prep co-ordinator Jan Ellis, who has taught at the primary school since 1976, said the preps were her favourite grade.
“I love to see the growth,” she said. “They become more social, they make new friends and overall they grow.”
She said the prep students would attend school four days a week for the first few weeks to allow them to adjust to a more structured routine.
“They will start off with play, learning songs, dancing and eventually we will get into more of a routine,” she said. “We always make something to take home to show mum and dad.”