LILY and Scarlett Menhenett can hardly wait to become big school girls this week.
In a big year for Lal Lal’s Menhenett family, the twins’ younger brother Ed will start three-year-old kinder.
Mum Jodie says she is unsure what she will do in such a quiet house all of a sudden.
Many students will flock back to school this week, with the new academic year beginning for most today.
Lily and Scarlett are among 1023 new preps enrolled at state schools in the Ballarat district this year, according to the Department of Education.
The twins, who turn six in April, must wait until Monday for their first day at Scotsburn Primary School.
Jodie says her twins seem more than ready for the new venture.
“They can’t wait for school,” Jodie said.
“They’re usually a bit shy at first but they’re getting so much better socially – they’ve changed a lot in the past year.”
The twins were excited to try on their school uniforms for a photo shoot with The Courier yesterday.
After a busy summer, Jodie says she will pick up their full uniforms, lunch boxes, school bags and anything else needed this week from lay-by.
Being a parent of twins has meant she has had to be organised, but it is something the family is definitely used to.
Lily and Scarlett are glad to have each other for company to make new friends at their small country school.
Jodie was confident her girls would also enjoy the challenge of exploring a bigger school when their class takes lessons at Buninyong primary, to which their Scotsburn school is annexed.