11 Nov 2012
We went to YX's primary school to buy activity and exercise books. At the same time, we collected his textbooks which we borrowed from his school. His class had already been specified. A total of 4 primary one classes and each class has 33 students.
On the 28th Dec 2012, I accompanied YX to attend his primary school's orientation day. Hubby was at work, so I have to go alone. The orientation started at 9 am and ended around 11 + am. First, all students were being asked to queue up at the basketball hall according to their respective class. I was glad he cooperated and queued up while I was watching him from afar. None of his kindergarten friends were in the same class.
We were being led to the assembly hall (with air con) where the headmaster gave a speech. All students occupied the front rows while the parents, at the back. Due to the school have some Indians and Malays students, the headmaster uses bilingual in his speech. I could see those new students were really excited and all looked so cute in their uniforms.
After the speech, students were brought for a tour at the school premises before going to their respective classroom while the parents stayed back in the assembly hall to complete a survey form. After we handed up the survey form, we were only allowed to go to the classroom. When I arrived at YX's class, I was worried as I did not see him around. I made sure I check thoroughly and even checked the 2 other classes next to his class before I informed his class teacher. I was told another primary one classroom is in the next block of the building and was glad that I found him there. 3 of his classmates were with him too, stranded in a wrong class!
Back to his classroom, we were basically waiting for his teacher to attend to every students based on their name. As YX's surname is TAN, he was listed towards the end of the lists. What the teacher did was to collect the form with our particulars (given during buying book session in Nov), gives out student's badges and collect the school's donation of RM20. Health Book was also given out to note down all the injections YX received when he was a baby and also for future use when the government clinic teams performed check up in the school. The Health book is to be kept until YX completed his Secondary school.
During the orientation, YX was doing fine. Even he went to the wrong classroom, he did not cry nor make any fuss. He just gave me a silly smile and seems excited over primary school.
To be continued .................