Eight St Joseph's Cathedral School pupils have one thing in
common - they make up an uncommonly large group of twins at
It is the most sets of twins the school has had and telling
some of them apart can prove challenging, principal Michelle
''We have 138 on our roll. Four sets of twins makes up about
5%,'' she said.
There are pros and cons to being a twin.
Ben and Oliver Delaney (10) enjoyed getting into ''twice as
''It means we can get up to more mischief if we bind
together. It's double the fun.
"Being a twin can be terrible. It means we have to share our
birthday and a birthday cake. It also means we are equally as
"I can't be more handsome than Ben. Some people can't tell us
apart,'' Oliver said.
Always having someone to play with and talking to each other
before they go to sleep are two things Katalena and Maria
Moata'ane (5) and Avena and Leilagi Alefosio-Tuck (5) enjoy
about being a twin.
The two sets of twins are in the same class.
''We also get one birthday cake each.
"We share a room and always have someone to talk to at
"Sometimes people get us mixed up,'' Avena said.
Anna and Oliver Peyroux said being a twin could be
''special'' at times.
''It's good that we are not alone and that there are other
twins at school,'' Anna said.