Send us your pictures from the first day of school

THERE'S nerves, there's trepidation and there's excitement for both pupils and parents.

Making new friends, learning new things and exploring the playground are what makes the first day of school for any prep student great.

For parents, there can be mixed emotions.

Today, we want to see how Ballarat prep students started their school lives.

Send in photos of your child's first day at school, with their names and school, so they can be included in a photo gallery marking the special occasion.

Send your pictures to