A TOTAL of 23 new pupils have started their journey through school life in Ms Sheehan's Junior Infants class in Clondrohid National School.
Settling in as a scholar, Lauren says she wants to be a nurse, just like her mammy, while Maeve, who says she loves colouring, also cites nursing as her future career path.
Both Suin Fitzgerald and Isabelle also want to go into medicine, but as doctors. However, Isabelle also wants to become a teacher while Leah also wants to be a fairy when she grows up.
Gearoid says lunch is the best part of school, and that he'll be a Power Ranger when he's older. Killian is not sure, but knows he loves colouring, as does Taylor, who wants to be a farmer. Brian too enjoys drawing, and says that while he'd like to run a shop someday he'd like to do something else too.
Ellen wants to be a doctor while Alisha and Anna want to be nurses. Lilly says she would like to be a mammy when she's grown up, while Suin ní Dhuinnín likes animals and wants to be a vet. Ronan and Andrew like animals too, and want to be dog catchers.
Dylan wants to be a builder, and says he likes running around at lunch time. Liam likes the yard, too, and hopes to be a fireman.
Adam, David and Charlie are all in agreement that playing outside is the best part of school, and the trio also share an ambition for public service when they are older.
"I want to be in the police," Adam tells me.
"I want to be in the Coast Guard," David reveals, a job Charlie immediately says he also wants when he grows up.
"I could meet you in a police boat," Adam says.
"We could all go in one boat, but not a speed boat because that would be too small," David warns.
Tara also says playing outside is her favourite thing to do in school, and that she too would like to be a garda.