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Hi there. I am struggling towards the end of the week, and therefore the end of a long eleven week term, and I have to admit I'm pretty exhausted - I can hardly stand up straight - but it feels good to have made it to the end, my first term as a real permanent Director of Religious Studies instead of the relieving job I did last year. Finn is on holiday already from today so he'll come to school with me tomorrow and my friend will collect him at lunchtime to meet up with his friend when he finishes at 2.
I'm very emotional at the moment but I'm trying to keep it in check - one of my favourite colleagues leaves tomorrow, she's just been relieving someone on a year's maternity leave, and it's going to be really sad to see her go. I just know I'm going to cry. My Morality classes are watching Freedom Riders at the moment, and OMG it is still such a freakishly inspiring movie-story. I nearly cried yesterday and today! One of my girls whispered that she cried but she said luckily no one noticed. I told her it was okay to cry (but I wouldn't want to in front of a class, not me!). But every time I watch that movie I want me and my classes to do better in so many ways!

It rained all day today. My classroom is really great in the rain. We can go out on the verandah and just watch the rain go by, and the girls running across the court from block to block (none of our blocks are connected so you just have to get wet!). It feels like a kind of home. We're all still reeling from the tragedy that struck an Auckland school two days ago whose seniors were on Outdoor Pursuits in the Central North Island (where Breathing Space is set!). There was a sudden rise in the river they were on and six pupils and one teacher drowned. They were all from a Christian college, and they sounded like neat people. It's really, really sad.

I see Rob Lowe has been accused of sexually abusing the nanny. I wonder what his fans think. I can't imagine it really. I don't think he'd have done that. Poor Rob. He was such a perfect Sam...

And oops it's twenty to ten. I have to go get Asher and his friends from the Junior Dance. I was expressly forbidden to offer my services as a teacher chaperone! So I just get to collect four of them at the end. At ten. I guess I'd better get going. Later, dudes... *snort*


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Apr. 17th, 2008 10:27 am (UTC)
Hey there, Purple Headed One. *hugs you back*

-Hope you have a nice relaxing holiday, or at least as relaxing a one as possible!
Thanks. We're planning another Road Trip that will get us to my mother's place in a creative way... some dog legs up the country, I guess. I love the freedom of just driving and stopping in odd places!

-It sounds like you're doing a great job as Director of Religious Studies. Not that I'm surprised. :-)
Aw, thanks. I don't have nearly as many qualifications as some of your flist to be a religious studies leader! But they hired me for my inspiration and faith and stuff like that, so I guess that's going okay so far!
Apr. 18th, 2008 02:34 am (UTC)
It feels like a kind of home
Apr. 18th, 2008 07:30 am (UTC)
A lot of people are saying it feels good in the classroom so *g*
Apr. 18th, 2008 07:23 am (UTC)
Holidays Yay!!!

What's the planned route for the road trip?
Apr. 18th, 2008 07:30 am (UTC)
Well, Christy wants to go via Napier. I wouldn't mind heading up into the Ureweras, if it's a sealed road. Or something interesting, anyway. We might spend a night in Rotorua even though it's close to Tauranga. Asher and Finn have never done the luge and they really want to. I just Googled it and showed them here http://www.skylineskyrides.co.nz/rotorua/

We will end up in Tauranga anyway. We're making map plans this weekend so I'll let you know!! Surely I'll get some good pics somewhere along the way so that's always fun.
Apr. 18th, 2008 03:50 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you've reached the end intact!!

I can almost 'see' you enjoying the rain.

That's sad about the school tragedy - we've had that happen in UK too, and the next sad bit is that everyone starts apportioning blame, for not listening to the forecasts or not taking the right equipment, etc.

It's about time someone forbade you to take on another task - funny that it's Asher!!
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