Monday, January 23, 2012

January 23. Day 23. Remember the days of the old school yard

For us school doesn't go back for 2012 until tomorrow (under the rule that the more you pay for their education, the less they actually go to school). But the school year did begin at our school for students joining the school community for the first time today.
As a member of the P&F (I'm the Treasurer a fact that can't help but amuse anyone who knows me), I was asked to help out at a morning tea for parents with students starting in Year 5 and Year 8. This picture is the Year 8s being inducted. The students seem to take it in their stride but you can see the anxiety in the faces of parents with students starting big school for the first time. It's not like Year 1, but it's there.
My advice, for what it's worth, is get involved. Join the parent community, volunteer for tuckshop if you can, go to sport days. It's easy to find reasons to leave it to someone else but like most things, the more you put in, the more you get out.

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