Ex­cite­ment mul­ti­plied for new stu­dents

Stirling Times - - Front Page -

TEACHERS at Tu­art Hill Pri­mary School will be see­ing dou­ble as well as triple this year.

The school has pre­vi­ously had twins en­rolled and last wel­comed a set of triplets more than 10 years ago, but it will now count two sets of twins and a set of triplets among its co­hort.

Three-year-old twins Nirva and Navya Pa­tel and Eve and Tessa Byrne have started kinder­garten at the school, while triplets Emer­son, Jack­son and Olivia West­lake (4) en­joyed their first day of pre-pri­mary on Wed­nes­day.

Olivia said they felt ready and were “all ex­cited” to start school.

Deputy prin­ci­pal Steven Ioan­nou be­lieved be­ing in the same class as their sib­lings helped ease stu­dents’ anx­i­ety and ner­vous­ness.

The school was a hive of ac­tiv­ity on Wed­nes­day morn­ing, with par­ents keen to see their chil­dren off and most stu­dents ea­ger to meet their new class­mates.

“It’s al­ways pretty hec­tic, but it was a pretty good start,” Mr Ioan­nou said.

Af­ter set­tling in, stu­dents can look for­ward to start­ing swim­ming lessons at nearby Tu­art Col­lege in the next cou­ple of weeks.

From left: Emer­son West­lake, Nirva and Navya Pa­tel (3), Eve Byrne, Jack­son West­lake, Tessa Byrne (3) and Olivia West­lake (4).

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