Five-year-old Grace Clark says goodbye to Mum (Yvette) and Dad (Darryl) before her first day of school yesterday.
Five-year-old Grace Clark says goodbye to Mum (Yvette) and Dad (Darryl) before her first day of school yesterday.

This school stuff?s easy; I think I?ll be a doctor



AS Grace Clark began her first day of school yesterday, she believed she would graduate next year and become a doctor.

Her parents Darryl and Yvette Clark, of Grafton, said they held it together as their first child entered the gates of Grafton Public School.

"I was fine. There were lots of other mothers crying," Mrs Clark said. "I knew I had (Harrison, 1,) to come home to."

Mrs Clark interviewed Grace, 5, on a video camera before she arrived for her first day.

"She thinks school will finish when she is six and she wants to become a doctor," Mrs Clark said.

Grace joined 19 other students in Kinder Purple, to be taught by Mrs Hoade.

Mrs Clark said Grace was a social butterfly and looked forward to seeing her pals from preschool and making friends.

"She is very outgoing and loves socialising," she said.

The Department of Education and Training anticipated around 1,200 kindergarten students to enrol in the Clarence and Coffs Harbour areas.

An enrolment of around 70,000 students was anticipated in the North Coast and around 759,000 across New South Wales.



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