YOU could say that the Tuiaki family rules the school.
With six children currently enrolled at Griffith Public School, it means there is one Tuiaki child in every class except for year 2.
Leni is in year 6, Wycliff, year 5, Louisa, year 4, Siuaki, year 3, Peni, year 1 and Fifita is in kinder.
The tradition is set to continue next year, with five-year-old Halapaame already enrolled for kindergarten.
Principal Jude Hayman said in 17 years of teaching, this was the first time she had seen so many of one family in a school.
“The Tuiaki family are a lovely family to have at our school,” Ms Hayman said.
“It dawned on me how rare it was when kindergarten enrolments opened. That’s when I realised they almost had every class covered.
The next time Griffith parents are doing their morning school dash it might be worth sparing a thought for dad Kisione and mum Ofa, who have a total of 12 children aged from 10 months to 21 years.
“I can just imagine what it’s like for them. It would be very busy, all of those school shoes lined up in a row,” Ms Hayman said.
“What amazes me is that they are always dressed in full school uniform and the girls have their hair done immaculately and they are all very good and polite kids.
“Starting school for the first time is exciting and a little nerve wracking, but it won’t be too daunting for Halapaame because he has all of his brothers and sisters here.
“That is one of the great things about our school, we’ve got a big family atmosphere.”