Our 2018 Thursday/Friday class enjoyed their first day at GAP today.
At the end of the day, the children all received Schultueten. It is a tradition in Germany that each child received a cone shaped Schultuete full of little presents, school supplies, and little items they will need for Kindergarten.
Normally the Schultueten are organised by the child’s family, but here at the German Australian Playschool we provide these for the children as our gift to families. It has been known to bring tears to the eyes of German parents who remember receiving these on their own first day at school.
Many German parents tell us they even have photographs or vivid memories of themselves or even their own parents with their Schultuete on their first day of school in Germany.
Children may keep all the items inside, but need to return the empty cones to us for future use, please.