Yesterday, it was the beginning of the first term. It goes the same with my son who started going to his kindergarten. Well, it was not a big problem for us as parents as he is well - prepared and ready to start his first day in school yesterday. I did not have to take a leave or ask for permission to go out and check on him at his school. My husband just sent him off at the school and went off. And my boy did not cry at all when his father left. Unlike some kids, where the parents had to be in the compound. If the kid did not see the parent, he or she would start crying.
I guess this is because my son had been exposed to the kindergarten, everytime we passed by. And his two sisters also played an important role in preparing himself for school. Both of them encouraged him by telling him how exciting and fun to be in school. And I think it worked for him. He did not show any fear when he arrived at the school. Every day, when I got back from work, he would be telling me what he did in school. I hope this will continue when he goes to Year One (1)