The first day of kindergarten is often a tear-fest – some dripping from the eyes of children and others sliding down the cheeks of parents.
But Samantha Willard and Jessica Brown are confident their little girls will enjoy their first day at school.
Ms Brown’s five-year-old daughter Ivee-May will attend Camden Public School.
She said Ivee was looking forward to going to big school.
“Her brother is in the special needs class there,” he said. “The school has amazing teachers.
“The hardest thing would be getting her to understand that she will be away from Mummy and Daddy for five days a week.
“My hope is that she makes new friends and enjoys getting an education.”
Ivee said she was very excited to start school and make new friends.
She said she loves her school dress and wants to learn about Australia.
Samantha Willard also hopes her five-year-old daughter Lauren will make lots of new friends when she starts school this year.
Lauren will go to Narellan Vale Public School with her older brother Jacob who is starting year six. “It is a great School,” Mrs Willard said.
“I am looking forward to watching Lauren’s independence and personality grow as she starts school.
“She is already so fiercely independent it will be great to see the changes as she grows and learns to adapt.”
Mrs Willard said Lauren was very excited to start kindergarten.
“Lauren has been ready to go to school since starting preschool,” she said.
“I am just hoping she adjusts to going five days a week – that might be the most difficult thing.
“I hope she fits in, that she loves to learn and that she makes some wonderful friends.
“She is such a friendly and outgoing little girl so I’m sure there won't be a problem.”
Lauren said she was excited to make new friends.
“I'm looking forward to seeing what the furniture looks like and meeting my teacher,” she said.
”I want to learn to read a book without my parents help and I want to learn about animals.”