The school year ended last week. It is very strange for us for school to end in the middle of the year. Normally the end of school is a flurry of dancing concert rehearsals, Christmas preparations and school parties. We are usually rushing around madly and then breathing a sigh of relief that we made it to summer break with the Christmas tree decorated and our bathing suits firmly in place for 6 weeks of swimming and sleeping in.
Grade 6 is the last year at primary school here and the kids in this class had a special send-off. Claudia told us that a slide was put at the window of her classroom and the grade 6 kids ‘slid’ out of the school into their new life. That would never get past Australian health and safety regulations but I thought it was a fun and symbolic end to their time at primary school.
We are eagerly awaiting our Aussie visitors who arrive in a few days and can’t wait to show them around Switzerland.