I had a lot of fun this Summer (in January :)) but I’m surprisingly ready to go back to school.

I went to Australia, New Caledonia, and the South Island for the first time in the span of six weeks. You’ve already heard all about that though, so I’ll skip to the present.

If you’re an adult, then you would know how long it takes to print out the list and scour through staples or cvs or wherever you go to get school supplies for your kids. Well, this year we were pleasantly surprised to see a sign on the stationary store that said that we could simply drop off our list and come back two days later to pick it all up. Mom sure was happy about that one (especially since Amazon isn’t an option.) We’ve gotten our school supplies, our new uniforms, and we’re ready for school – especially Juju because today was his first day!

Since I’m going into what they call year 7, I am going to an Intermediate (middle school) starting on Friday. The one I chose is called Campion. It is a catholic school and goes up to high school. I’m super excited to go, but unlike most of the primary schools here, it has a uniform. Unfortunately for me, the school uniform mostly consists of a dark shade of green which would not be my first choice. It’s not my best color, you see. 🙂

What’s different about schools here is that after elementary school, you get to choose where you want to go … even for the public schools, no matter where you live. And the Catholic schools are part of the public schools! So a few months ago I was able to tour all the schools, and even though Lucas had gone to an intermediate school last year, I wanted something different. (And it’s funny to see mom getting mad at having 3 kids in 3 schools again!!) I chose Campion because most of my friends at my primary school were going there and I didn’t really feel like doing the whole making friends process again. I also like how the school is very independent because all the classes are in different buildings.

Lucas meanwhile is starting year 9 which is considered High School here. So tomorrow he’s starting High School, which is weird, and will be going to an all-boys school that is big on athletics (shocker.)

I’m ready to go back to school because It gets kind of boring just hanging out because there is basically one camp in the entire town, and there are no places to go like rock climbing, sky zone, or any of that kind of stuff. Now you’re probably thinking “Go to the beach!”, but getting covered in sand gets a little old if you do it every single day. I’m also excited to go back to school to see my friends and meet some new ones at this new school.

I can’t believe it’s almost February – my aunt Sophie will be coming to visit and we have some fun things to look forward to (but the best of all, my bff will be coming to see me in April! ) – I can’t wait!

Tootles for now!

Chloe Irwin

Chloe Irwin

Hi. I'm Chloe. I'm 12 years old and I love to travel. My favorite place that I've gone so far has been Biarritz, France (because I love to surf!) I can't wait to tell you about living in NZ for one year!
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