Seeing double: six sets of twins gearing up for school at Hillcrest Primary

BACK ROW L-R: Riley and Lucas Hall, Sem and Hanna (SEATED) Burgmans.  MIDDLE ROW L-R: Jeremy and Jayden Yau, Tomei and Mika Moriah Alfasi.  FRONT ROW L-R: Oliver and Grayson Holland.  All students are 7 years old and from year 1 and 2.  Five sets of twins at Hillcrest Primary School in Bayswater. Picture: David Baylis www.communitypix.com.au   d477525
BACK ROW L-R: Riley and Lucas Hall, Sem and Hanna (SEATED) Burgmans. MIDDLE ROW L-R: Jeremy and Jayden Yau, Tomei and Mika Moriah Alfasi. FRONT ROW L-R: Oliver and Grayson Holland. All students are 7 years old and from year 1 and 2. Five sets of twins at Hillcrest Primary School in Bayswater. Picture: David Baylis www.communitypix.com.au d477525

SIX sets of twins and one set of triplets attending Hillcrest Primary School in Bayswater are excited to go back to school next week.

The students from Years Two and Three have mixed feelings about going to school with a twin or a triplet.

Hana Burgmans (7) said it was “annoying” to be in the same year as her twin Sem.

Fellow twins Lucas and Riley Hall described their schooling together as “great” and “grumpy”.

Associate principal Liz Ford said the number twins and triplets was likely to be up there with the most among WA primary schools.

“Having students from multiple births in the school is a wonderful way for the school to demonstrate the individuality of students,” she said.

“Every student is encouraged to be the best they can be, and twins and triplets will always have a close bond, but can also express themselves as individuals, while feeling supported by their siblings and family.

“Other students can see that just because two or three students look the same, they are special in their own way.”

Ms Ford said the students get along well at school.

“They may be in different classes sometimes, but they still have a bond that means the other one will always be there for them in difficult times,” she said.

“Often in the playground, they will play together with their friends too.”

She said staff and the community were looking forward to the start of the school year and the upcoming Welcome to Hillcrest family event.’

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