Tue 5 Feb 2013
I woke up at 6am that day, Wednesday 2nd Jan. Went over to her bed and saw how that little face in still in deep sleep. My thoughts fleeted back to a similar day 4 years ago when she was 2 years one months old and waking her up for her first day at pre-nursery. It was a sweet memory, same cherubic face, same sweetie but argh! now no longer a pre-schooler! And about to make her first foray into the big bad world all by herself!
She drowsily woke up but immediately perked up when she realised its time for her first day at primary school. We rushed through the morning rituals and dashed down to try and catch the school bus which is due to come at 6.40am.
My phone showed 6.39am when I was walking towards the gate but I saw a huge group of women walking back, I think something was amiss and indeed! We have MISSED the school bus. Not a very good start I must say, we went back and drove her to school. We live 3 bus stops from the school but the queues getting into the school was at least a 10 to 15 mins wait! Then another booboo, I forgot to write her returning bus number on her tag so rushed to try to find her in the sea of girls! *sweat*
After that I did not see her anymore. All the parents were ushered to the hall for briefing and I left halfway so as to bring the little boy to his new kindergarten for his first day as well!
A check with the other parents on the second day revealed that the school kept the parents in the school hall until about 10 minutes to the end of the recess so most of them did not manage to spot their girls as well. I guess there were some grumbles about that so on the second day, we were all allowed to leave in time for recess to observe what goes on!
TADA! Spotted her on the way to recess!
We were also not allowed within 100 metres from the classrooms at all these two days! So with the recess opportunity, the parents made a beeline for the classrooms!
Happy with her new school!
I think the school did a good job with the first two days. It was orderly and the kids were settled in very fast. The brand new school compound is huge and looks fantastic! It was by the pure grace of God that we managed to get her into this school so I think by God’s grace also she will have a great primary school life here!