Today was no ordinary school day for Kai, but a day filled with athletics. Since July, the start of this quarter, he is at his new school where the Athletics day is different from other schools. Since there are not many students at his Box Hill Tennis school they skip the school competition and all go straight into the District competition. They could choose two events that they wanted to participate in and almost all of them got to run in the relay at the end of the day. Continue reading “Athletics Day 2016”
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”
This week was science week at school, which included an excursion day. The destination was different for all the grades. I got invited to join Luka’s school excursion to Werribee Mansion, which I happily accepted. Continue reading “School excursion to Werribee Park”
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”
On Monday I had two singing children in the back of my car while we were driving to the Dutch language school. I am used to hearing Luka sing, but it was actually the first time that I heard Kai singing out loud. Apparently they like the emphasis that is put on music and singing here. It also gives me good vibes about the way the are cooping at their new school. Continue reading “An impression of the first two school weeks”
As of this week Kai and Luka are going to school and it is time for the letting go. They will hopefully quickly learn the language and find their way in this new world.
Up until now we have been living in a different country, but it has all been within much of our comfort zone. We have built our own little world within a different country. Searching for the familiar and holding on to that. Well in the process sometimes discover something different which is new and interesting. Continue reading “First days of school”