“Do we have your lunch, two snacks, a water bottle, hat, a lock, an exercise book, a pencil case and a tennis racket? “Check! Today is the day where Kai starts his try-out week at Box Hill Senior College.
Luckily Luka has the day off today, so only Kai needs to go to school. Of course I am more nervous then he is. I realize this when I am taking the wrong turn and we drive around the neighborhood for 10 minutes, asking three people if they can tell me direction who all can’t. Why does no one know this school? Then arriving just after the class has started. But we made it!
I tried to stretch my departure by asking for the week plan. This worked as we even get a chance for to peek into his classroom:
This is what a week looks like:
|09:00||English||fitness||science||integr. st. *||maths|
|09:30||English||fitness||science||integr. st. *||maths|
|10:00||English||fitness||fitness||integr. st. *||maths|
|10:50||science||on court||on court||English||on court|
|11:20||science||on court||on court||English||on court|
|11:50||on court||art||on court||on court||on court|
|12:20||on court||art||on court||on court|
|01:30||on court||integr. st. *||maths||mpl *||science|
|02:00||fitness||integr. st. *||maths||mpl *||science|
* As far as I know integrated studies brings together various curriculum areas using a theme or topic. And I have not figured out what mpl is yet.
I wonder how Kai will be when we pick him up again. Will he be full of stories and excitement, or will he be quiet and overwhelmed by all the new impressions?
Looking back a year ago, when we also had a first days of school here in Australia, I was going through similar emotions. I guess these practice days are really just there for the parents.