Tuesday, 12 June 2012
7Y5M 5Y8M セントに体験入学 Assessmentat at SCIPS
SCIPS rang me to ask to send Takara for a week for his assessment. As usual, they just called us one day before, which is very 'professional' way! And, of course, they didn't forget to tell me it would cost 300RM.
If Takara was going to go to the school after the week, it would be understandable. But he will go back to Nania for another 2 months, and he would definitely say "I prefer Nania, I don't want to go to SCIPS." Because it's in the different environment with no friends for a week.... I was seriously thinking about not sending him by giving SCIPS a false reason like sickness.
Well, but, the day before, Takara seemed to be more positive so I decided to send him. Emma, who is also from Nania and going to SCIPS in September, and Takara went together in my car on Monday morning. Emma looked a bit nervous in the car, and she started to cry when she arrived at the classroom. Takara, not in the same class as her, suddenly realised the situation when he got into his classroom - all other children looked up and stared at him. He then sat alone quietly at a small table blocking his face with the right arm...
Vicky and I were both heart-broken. Our children tried hard to be blend in. In the rest of the day, I was stressed out by thinking about Takara, and I didn't even feel like taking a tennis lesson.
But when we went to pick them up at 2, they seemed to be ok, or at least, they didn't say they wouldn't come again. I was very proud of that. They are grown faster than their mothers think.
Well, but, of course, on the second day, it was hard. On the first day, they just go as they don't know what it is really like. But on the second day, they don't want. Very usual, and it was within my expectation. I had ordered NicoNico lunch, the Japanese style lunch we can order at SCIPS, which Arata always say he likes it very much. And it worked.
Arata is very happy to have Takara at the same school. He keeps encouraging Takara saying, "You can get a real medal if you win at cross-country. You can get one because you run fast" for example.
Takara's teacher told me he already made a few friends and he was fine. Yes, probably it's true, while we were waiting for Arata coming out, a blond girl tried to draw his attention. She must be in the same class... Well, this doesn't mean he would be happy next morning to go, but at least, it is a good sign. When I were child, I hated this sort of situation. I would have kept crying and shouting saying, "I don't want to go, don't go, mummy!!!!' My boys are not as sensitive as me for sure!