First Day of School

I’VE TAKEN PHOTOS of M’s first day of school since Year One. Where we were before, the school academic year always began on 1st September (unless it falls on a weekend).

M has lived in four countries and gone to school in three countries. It can be tough for a child adjusting to a new school in an entirely new environment. I feel for her as she will always be “the new girl in class” every few years, and will not have “childhood friends” to graduate with.

Still, when I look back at her school photos, I remember those special moments she shared with friends and teachers and the international exposure she gains.

Years down the road, I hope she will look back at her school years as fondly as I have felt in helping to preserve those memories.

First day in Year One (1 Sept, Moscow)... with schoolmates Najihah, Raziq and Daniel; class teacher Ms. Holly.

First day in Year One (1 Sept, Moscow)… with schoolmates Najihah, Raziq and Daniel; class teacher Ms. Holly.

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First day in Year Two (1 Sept, Moscow)… with classmates Yoon Young and Amit; class teacher Ms. Chalkley; in the newly-introduced school uniform.

First day in Year Three (3 Sept, Moscow); with class teacher Ms. Swindle taken on International Day (19 October); her last visit to the school (27 Feb) before we left Moscow for good, M pointing to her photo on the school wall.

First day in Year Three (3 Sept, Moscow); with class teacher Ms. Swindle taken on International Day (19 October); her last visit to the school (27 Feb) before we left Moscow for good, M pointing to her photo on the school wall.

First day in Year Four (24 Aug, Hong Kong), class teacher Mrs. V; First day in Year Five (20 Aug, HK), class teacher Ms. Bremner.

First day in Year Four (24 Aug, Hong Kong), class teacher Mrs. V; First day in Year Five (20 Aug, HK), class teacher Ms. Bremner.

First day in Year Six (19 August, HK); class teacher Mr. Harris; M pointing to her picture with her friends in the playground put up outside their classroom, on her final visit to the school (5 Oct) before we bade goodbye to Hong Kong.

First day in Year Six (19 August, HK); class teacher Mr. Harris; M pointing to her picture with her friends in the playground put up outside their classroom, on her final visit to the school (5 Oct) before we bade goodbye to Hong Kong.

When we returned home that October, she resumed Year Six in a new school in November, where she has remained till today.

 

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