THERE were plenty of happy faces at South Grafton Public School yesterday as the school welcomed its newest students.
The kindergarten class of 2020 included Sophia Perkins (pictured) who was super excited to be joining her new classmates on an exciting new adventure.
SGPS's Melissa Berry said there were very few tears through the morning and she put that down to the school's Preschool Playgroup Plus program which familiarises kids with the school in the lead-up to starting kindergarten.
"We have done it for quite a long time. It is a great opportunity for the kids to make friends and get used to the routines of school," she said.
"We see it as a huge success when the kids go straight into the classroom."
The program runs for one day a week through third and fourth term and is also an opportunity for the kids and their parents to get to know some of the teachers.