So Joshua started his first day of school on May 14, 2007. He was filled with excitement the night before as we got his backpack ready and picked out his clothes. Then he woke up in the morning and said, “Today is the day I go to school!” We made his lunch, took pictures, and prayed for him and we were off to the White River Pre Primary School! He was little timid when we brought him but the boys in his class were really nice and made him feel welcome. By the time we left he was running around with his new friends.
For those of you who might be interested I’ll let you know how the school system works here. The school year runs about the 2nd week of January to the last week of November with 4 breaks ranging from 10 days to 6 weeks. He is in a Pre-Primary class (similar to Pre-School in the states). They start Kindergarten or Grade R the year they turn 6. His teacher is really nice. He’s in an English class and the name of his classroom is the Dolphin Class. The school day runs from 8 AM (they can arrive at 7:30 and play on the playground) to 1:30 PM. It’s a nice half-day and if 5 days a week are too much for him then we can shorten it to 3 or 4 days. They’ve been really great with us and Joshua. So far we are very pleased!