Last week Jemilla and Keegan started at International Christian School in Grade Three and Grade One respectively. We leave our apartment in Tai Po together at 7:00 and catch a mini light bus and a train in order to arrive at Shek Mun by 7:45.
From Jemilla: My teacher is Ms Kitaoka. She is from Japan, and when she was a girl she went to ICS too. She is very nice. I like it when she gives us free play time called "daydreaming time". I'm going to audition for the school choir tomorrow. My new school is big, and I love it. I have three friends in my class called Hazel Crystal and Kristie. We play with the skipping rope during recess. I do my homework on the internet. I don't have to put sunscreen on because we play in the gym or undercover area, not outside in the sun. We have ID cards that we have to scan everyday. Sometimes Mum lets us travel home by ourselves.
From Keegan: My new school is big. My teacher is called Mr Tan, and he is as tall as the ceiling. Sometimes he is strict. One day the PE teacher gave me a cricket bat and ball to play with. How did he even know I like cricket? I like being at the same school as my Mum. We are actually on the same floor, and sometimes I look out my classroom door and I can see her. My new friend is called Lucas. The only fun thing we do in class is go to the library and get a book to read. I wish I could order a hot lunch from the ICS cafeteria, but Mum makes me bring sandwiches every day. One day I had an egg tart in my lunch box. I like wearing the same school uniform as Jemilla.