I've been looking at schools. While Naenae College is the main school in the zone I live in, because of the lack of public transport where I live and the fact that my work is re-relocating back to town next year, and that I've heard many good things about it, I called Wellington High. Turns out they're still taking Year 10 students from out-of-zone, and we have an appointment today for an interview and to fill out forms.
This makes it very very real all of a sudden. I have to learn about schools, how they work and how to deal with them, what's expected from parents in terms of involvement, curriculum, how to best advantage Tommy through the change and what he wants to do in the future.. Golly.
It's all a bit scary, but also quite exciting. My mind, as you can imagine, is going round and round in circles, thinking about things like "Hey! My work's going to be in the city, Tommy's school's going to be in the city.. why am I living out here again?" I did have a plan for next year but since I made that plan, Two Big Things have happened in my life that are likely to change that somewhat. I may need to rethink my plan.
I'm also wondering how Tommy's Dad will react to the plans already made. So far he's been pretty good about it all, but like I said I'll believe it when it happens. It's one of those things where I go through the planning and arrangements in the knowledge that it could all fall through at the last minute. But if it doesn't, I'll be in a position to ensure Tommy gets the best of what Wellington has to offer. Because I'm like that. And this interview today should hopefully secure Tommy a place at a good school if it does all work out.
Please wish us both luck. Please also spare thoughts for pombagira, who today is going all corporate-team-buildy in her First Ever Work Christmas Function (oh god oh god oh god), and for ferrouswheel who is
Is it just me, or are Big Things happening in lots of people's lives recently? And if so, what's yours? Inquiring minds want to know!
[EDIT] I am somewhat overwhelmed by the response to yesterday's post. In a good way. Thank you!