Another school information night over, the last of the three thank goodness!! I guess that’s one of the draw backs of having more then one child, having to sit through multiple sessions of pretty much the same thing. Still it is a good opportunity to touch base with the teacher and also put faces to names that you have been hearing about, and this time all three information sessions came with the added bonus of receiving either an iPad Air or a MacBook Air at the end so it was kind win win for all.
One down two to go!!
School holidays are officially over and today my first child went back to school. Harry one of my twins started High school today it was quite a nerve wrecking experience walking him into school this morning and I will admit I was really nervous all day.
Thankfully I am happy to report that Harry had a really good first day and is looking forward to going back tomorrow.
Tomorrow George my oldest is back ready to commence senior school as a year 10 student and on Friday it’s Madelyn’s turn.
Not sure how I feel about this staggered start. One thing is certain though by the end of the week I will officially have three high school students, let the fun begin I say 🙂
Today was the last day of primary school for my twins. As of next year they will be heading off to high school embarking on the next phase of their lives.
The future is exciting and filled with so many possibilities. All I could think of was how it had felt waking them into the school on their first day of prep. How excited they had been and how nervous, it’s like we have come full circle in 6 weeks I will be waking them into high school. How quickly the time has passed.
To signify the end of the year, the school hosted an all school assembly and all the Grade 6 children got to stand up the front and perform their grade 6 graduation song which this year was Justice Crew’s Que Sera.
There were many tears shed, mainly by the mums.
Grade 6 ended with a bang at the after party where the kids got to sing and dance and take lots of selfies.
Can’t believe the school holidays are over and term 4 is here. Everyone knows that the last term seems to just fly by, before we know it another school year will be over and my babies will be moving on to high school. I don’t know whether I should be happy or sad, scared or elated.
The idea of having three teenagers under the same roof does scare me I must admit, I mean one teenager is hard enough, but I know that the twins are ready for the next phase of their lives and you know what, so am I.
So here’s to the last term of primary school, here’s to the end of an era and the beginning of a new one.
This weekend Harry had his testing day at the high school he is going to next year. Most high schools do this, it is a way for them to get an idea of each child’s strengths and weaknesses and be able to place them in appropriate grades accordingly.
Unfortunately Harry is the only one going to this high school from his primary school, so it was a very nerve wrecking experience. Out of my three children Harry is the least social, and I won’t deny that I am worried about him making friends and fitting in. I have flashbacks of year 2 when every day was a struggle getting him to school, countless stomach aches, and doctor appointments to tell me what I already knew, he was stressed not happy. Then one day it just clicked, he made friends, great friends that he still has and will hopefully continue to have despite going to a different high school.
Standing in the courtyard waiting for everyone to be ticked off, was very hard, everyone else seemed to know each other, people were standing or sitting in groups laughing and chatting and we stood in the back alone watching nervously. I did spot one of my eldest sons friends mother with her youngest and offered to go across the courtyard to stand with them but Harry did not want to.
Finally just before the boys were split into groups and marched off, a boy approached Harry and started talking to him. It turns out he is also a twin!!! I cannot describe my relief, and what was even more Impressive was that when I went over to say thank you to his mum for sending him over to talk to Harry she assured me that she had not, her son had come over on his own.
I am so sick and tired of the homework battle!!!! Why is it so hard to get the message through to teenagers that school work is important, in fact at this point of their lives it is the most important thing.
Every day when my teenage son comes out of school I ask him the very same question, “do you have any homework?” And everyday I get the same reply “no” sometimes I will also get “I did it at school”
Today after basketball training I hear from friends that there are in fact three pieces of homework due tomorrow and to make matters worse his iPad is not working and needs to be reset to factory settings.
So here I am having confiscated all the gaming controllers in the house, his laptop and any other electrical gadget that could cause distraction, trying to bite my tongue while I wrestle with the dilemma of whether or not I should write a note to get him out of trouble tomorrow, and If I do, is that just enabling him to continue disregarding his homework?
Today concluded the year 7 interviews for my twins with their perspective high schools. I must admit that the whole process has been quite an experience not just for me but for my twins also.
I couldn’t be more proud of both them. From the way they approached the whole interview process, to the mature way in which they conducted themselves. They were both extremely nervous but managed to suppress their nerves and answer all the questions they were asked in a clear and thoughtful manner. They both interviewed beautifully in my opinion anyway. Well done guys. I guess this means it’s official now, my babies are growing up.