Wow. It’s been a huge day. My youngest had his first transition day in the high school support unit today. We’ve been building towards this moment all year and H was keen to finally check out his new school a little more closely. We arrived at the office to find a small group of other students waiting, equally excited as they were nervous. Parents were much the same, although I could sense a hint of anxiety in some as well.
They need not have worried.
In short, the new school was a HIT. Rocking up at the end of the day we were all greeted with wide smiles. They’d been to the science lab for fun experiments, made Christmas craft (a fabulous paper snowball which now proudly decorates the top of our table-top tree), played games on large numbers of iPads at their disposal and made some new friends. And tomorrow is jam-packed with more fun activities, including a BBQ lunch!
There will be more challenges to face in the coming year, I know. There always are. But seeing the happy smile on my son’s face and the relaxed manner of his demeanour this afternoon was the best possible start to high school I could have asked for. It made me feel like I could breathe again. Despite all the changes, it really is going to be okay. In fact, it may even be better than that.
I’m feeling alright. (Unlike Joe Cocker, here. Welcome to Music for Monday, Joe).
Happy Mondays, everyone.