Thursday, 21 August 2014

New Schools

Bagged up ready for school
It’s all about new schools for the smaller Parnell’s at the minute. Sam has now completed 2 ½ weeks of school at KISC. He has settled extremely well and is thoroughly enjoying school. I think Sam was made for school, it suits his character so well to be in that kind of structured environment! He is in year 1 now, in a class of about 14 students, but with 4 more intending to join in the next few months. It is a very male dominated class so they’ll be glad to have a couple more girls joining soon.

He has joined football club as well and is getting a chance to develop some skills and is enjoying the fact he gets to go to other classrooms each day as he has several subjects, like ICT, Art and PE in other classrooms with different teachers. And he gets to see Daddy most days.

Not only Sam, but Mim  has started school with her first day at pre school on Monday. We waited a little before starting her so we could potty train but also to make sure she was really settled before starting. Mim is a social butterfly and craves company so she is ready for preschool and the time with other children. She will do 3 mornings a week for now. She enjoyed her first morning, although not the traditional Nepali Dhal baht they had for lunch! How we have ended up with a girl who is growing up in Asia but won’t eat rice I don’t know.

Monday, 4 August 2014

A New School Year

Tomorrow (5th August) the 2014-15 school year officially begins at KISC. It began today informally with a PTA arranged prayer and worship time followed by lunch together as a community so that parents could pray for the staff and the year ahead.

Sam is excited to be starting in Year 1 at KISC tomorrow, and looking forward to meeting more of his class (we have already met a few).

Welcoming new staff on our first staff training day
Dan had to hit the ground running on our return (just one day to get over jet lag) to make sure everything was ready for new staff inductions which have been happening over the past few days and to get everything ready for the students tomorrow. As I write this he is putting the final touches on the whole school assembly he is running tomorrow.

So we have had a very busy start, but we are all glad to be back. In many ways it doesn’t feel like we’ve even been away.