Leaving our seven and nine year old children behind on the first school days back in July felt like a horrible thing to do, since they did not speak nor understand much English. How is that feeling now, almost five months later?
“I am so excited” says Luka as we are driving towards the Monash University at 6.30 pm. Tonight they are performing on a real stage, together with more than 500 other students from the Essex Heights Primary School. They have been practising a long time for this. I am expecting quite an event. Continue reading “Showcase 2015 – a night in the theatre”
It is the last week of term three. The last week before the holidays start is a bit different, a lot more unusual things are happening. Today I got to experience an almost full day of school, so here is my adventures… Continue reading “No ordinary school day”
The first term/quarter in Australia is almost over. Kai and Luka really like to go to school in the morning and come home happy in the afternoon. I find the progress amazing, we can see and hear big development in their English and in their confidence. Where Luka had problems reading anything two months ago, she now easily finishes an English book. More and more new words come out of their mouths and they ask a lot more questions. I find that a good sign, if you don’t understand anything it is hard to ask questions about it, where would you start? Continue reading “After two months of school”
One of the things being very different at schools in Australia is the weekly assembly. Every week all the children from school gather in the gymnasium. There are some things that stand out for me at assembly. Continue reading “School Assembly”
Today was school carneval athletics day for grades 3-6 of the Essex Heights Primary School, the last four classes of primary school. I volunteered, so a good chance for me to observe and experience everything from up close. And I made some discoveries. Continue reading “School Athletics”
After an off day there is always the next day. Luckily everything seems a lot brighter today and that is not only because of the pleasant sunshine outside. Continue reading “The day after the off day at school”