2011年4月4日月曜日

Kinder entrance ceremony

What a lot of hoohah. Seriously. We had to be at kinder at 8:40 and I finally escaped at 11:30. In that time we had a lot of waiting, a lot of meetings, the election of the new PTA board, an entrance ceremony, an explanation of the new bag we need to make (oh yeah!) the announcement of classes and teachers (no change for Amy, oh well...) and got to watch 62 new 3 year olds in all their finery. Fashion stand out for me was the dad with the pink mohawk. Just don't see those that often. It wasn't punk razor thin mohawk, more Puck from Glee but 10cm long and yeah, bright pink....

We have 210 kids this year which makes us the biggest kinder in Mastumoto (a fact that was only mentioned...ooooh 10 times? Bragging rights, huh?) with 23 staff and 9 part timers. It's huge! The kinder principal hasn't changed which makes me really happy as I really respect our current principal and (unusually for around here) she was a working mum herself so understands the way stuff just happens sometimes. As this is Amy's last year of kinder it means we will see out her kinder years with this teacher. Here's to an uneventful year!

2 件のコメント:

Xana さんのコメント...

Wow! Go pink mohawk Dad! We had one mother who wore dark gray rather than black at the graduation...I guess that passes for rebellious in Gifu.

Our kindy has 300+ students, but then our neighborhood is definitely doing its bit to stop the population decline in Japan. At the girls' swimming class last week, I knew 3 other moms from the neighborhood. One has 4 kids, the other two are pregnant with their fourth. I felt behind the curve with only 2.8.

achan さんのコメント...

wow 210!! Our primary school only has 195! Our kindy doesn't even have an entrance ceremony, we just rock up to the next room :)

I hope the year ahead is a funfilled one, without any major dramas and that you both can remember your final experiences in the kindy system with good thoughts!