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First day of school

“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:

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A sneak peak into Kai’s classroom. Today there are 12 kids in grade 5/6, an increase of 20%.

This is what a week looks like:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
09:00 English fitness science integr. st. * maths
09:30 English fitness science integr. st. * maths
10:00 English fitness fitness integr. st. * maths
10:30
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
12:50 science
01:30 on court integr. st. * maths mpl * science
02:00 fitness integr. st. * maths mpl * science
02:30 drama maths English art mpl *
03:00 drama maths English art mpl *

* 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.

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Mother, wife, explorer and loving the outdoors. We recently moved to Australia, so lots to explore here. We are keeping a blog about our experiences of moving and living on a different continent as a family.

2 thoughts on “First day of school

  1. Komt allemaal goed meisje,vorige school ging ook.Sporten vind hij heerlijk,hij zal genieten hoor!!jij veel plezier met Luka!!dikke knuffel van ons!!

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