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How does your school celebrate when children first start? Is it as exciting as Christmas? Do parents, grandparents and the rest of the school get involved to make it a special day?

A facebook video has highlighted how schools in Germany make the first day at school an extra special occasion for young students. Held on Saturday the school gathers with families to welcome the new students and present them with gifts.

With increasing international travel, and the multicultural nature of our schools, it is understandable if families from Germany may find the start of school in Australia a little less enthusiastic and memorable.

Is 2019 an opportunity to start some new traditions on how you celebrate? It helps to plan now. What element of the German celebrations could you incorporate into what you already do?

Watch the video at: This Is How Families in Germany Celebrate the First Day of School