The first day of the school year, which started on Jan 2, arrived amid a buzz of anticipation felt by children and parents alike.
Compared with past generations, many fathers are now actively involved at school from Day 1, whether it is buying books and uniforms, teaching their Primary 1 newbies to handle money or sitting down with their children to supervise homework.
All the fathers profiled here, for instance, took time off to be there for their kids as school began.
They say being involved at school helps them bond better with their children and reassures them of their support during key milestones in their formal education.
They are also keen to stress to their children that grades are not everything and that the school years are also to be, simply, enjoyed.