It started in tears: Celebrities share back to school moments of their kids!

Even though there is still mounting anxiety around back-to-school, and the country still being on an extended lockdown, this still doesn’t change the fact that some of the kids were starting ‘big school’ for the very first time this week. A huge moment for parents and their little ones.

While we were all hoping that 2021 would miraculously be “back to normal”, learners and teachers will still be social distancing and all Covid protocols will be followed at schools.

South African celebs shared their ‘back-to-school’ pics of their kids. Some look excited to be back behind their desks, while others are not so keen!

Kelly Khumalo


Your Vocal Highness, Kelly Khumalo, shares first-day pictures of her daughter Thingo. She looked proud in her school uniform, proudly wore her mask and her desk was ready and waiting for her.

Elana Afrika



TV and radio personality Elana Afrika is also marking back-to-school today. Elana posted a photo of her two girls arriving at school this morning. The girls seem to be hanging on to her for dear life, and she captioned the picture “we can do hard things”. Let’s hope day one was not too bad for the family.

Anele Mdoda



The beloved radio and TV presenter Anele Mdoda’s son “officially joined the bundle of joy club.” Anele shared back-to-school pictures of her son who is starting grade 1 today. Her son’s toothless smile is an indication that he is also looking forward to this exciting chapter.

Ntando Kunene


Former Miss South Africa Ntando Kunene is having an emotional day today. It is the first day of school for her son and she says she “cannot believe that we are here now.”

Ntando notes that her son was excited but confused when mom was leaving, but it was a tear-free morning.

Kayise Ngqula

TV host Kayise Ngqula and her son, Zuko, have officially started a schooling journey.

Today, Kayise’s son is attending a day-care centre for the very first time. Their morning routine did not go so well, as her son struggled to wake up after holding down a night shift of play. No tears were shed, and Kayise is grateful that despite all the challenges and losing her husband when their son was 8 months old, they are here now.

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