See our gallery as thousands of pupils across the country start school for the first time, or return to class for the 2017 academic year.
Northlands Primary School pupils, Che Scales and Tayla Cape were best of friends on the first day of school.
Twins Canika and Cambria Langeveldt of Northlands Primary School.
Sophie Read and Tayla Butterfield.
Nonhle Mlawu with her daughter, Naleni Mlawu who started Grade 1 at Northlands Primary School today.
Holidays are over and while there were a few tears on the first day back at school, it was plain sailing for many Grade 1s. Here are some of the children we snapped today. Henna and Hikara Kisten of Atholton Primary School.
Dia and Shriya Singh of Atholton Primary School.
Xander Vermaak, Leila Beales and Hlelo Zondo.
Breycen Naicker and Kairav Maganlal of Northlands Primary School.
Proud mom, Gill Austin with Georgia Austin, Winnie the Poo grade 00 and Scott Austin, Chelsea Prep Grade 3.