Monday, August 16, 2010

A relatively painless experience......

I registered the kids for school today and was amazed that it only took 10 minutes. The system is much different over here, everyone goes to their neighbourhood school and if there isn't enough room they just add another class. They thought I was very odd when I asked if there was a waiting list!! There doesn't appear to be much funding for education, we are having to pay $700 per month for the girls to go full time at kindergarten and we also have a huge supply list for each of them.

Here's Jonah's to give you some idea

1 box coloured pencils
1 box 24 crayons
1 box crayola markers
1 8oz bottle glue
6 large glue sticks
1 pair scissors
1 box tissues
12 pencils
1 pencil box
1 back pack (to fit in a locker)
1 pink eraser
1 bottle hand sanitizer
1 container wipes
1 roll tape
3 boxes zipper bags
1 disposable camera

They are also required to have vaccinations before starting school, chickenpox and Hep A seem to be the main differences to our vax schedule. Class sizes are a bit smaller as well, they have approximately 22 children per class but I think they only have the one teacher and no classroom assistants. It seems a lovely school though and I'm looking forward to the kids getting to know the local children and me the mums.

1 comment:

  1. How's Jonah going to draw his isosceles triangle, parallelogram etc without a ruler and protractor? The beach and Mt Hood look lovely, bigger than the views around here. Luv T&L