We attended Yiu Yiu’s primary school orientation on Friday. Parents and students were assembled in the hall at 8.30am and the orientation started with the children being lined up according to their classes.
The afternoon supervisor proceeded to give the briefing in Mandarin, before the children were ushered out to their respective class, and a tour of the school compound. Parents continued staying in the hall for further briefing by the headmaster, mainly on their fundraising initiatives and the excellent track record in co-curricular activities.
Parents were then asked to go to the respective classes to settle the school fees and complete other formalities. When I reached the classroom, Yiu Yiu said she was ravenous (she only had some milk and we skipped breakfast as we were running late) so hubby took her to the canteen while I completed the formalities.
Peeping through the window of her classroom
Outside her classroom
I joined them in the canteen later and we also decided to sign up for the food catering program offered by the canteen, coz I really doubt Yiu Yiu can go to the washroom, queue for food and finish her food within a span of 20 minutes during recess. I find the catering rather costly at RM50/month (I was told other schools charge between RM30-RM35), but the range of food is good with over 20 items on rotational basis. Will try it out for two months and see how it goes. My only worry is wastage – whether Yiu Yiu will actually finish, or even consume the food.
Overall, Yiu Yiu was OK throughout the orientation (as do most children, I suppose since most, if not all, had attended at least two years of kindergarten). Hopefully she’ll settle in well when school starts on January 4.
Playing Pepsi Cola with some new found friends