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Maui

Yesterday I went to see Maui in town with a group of GKP kids. It was an amazing show, with aerial dancing, strong atmosphere, wonderful effects and a story line which was easy to follow even though the whole action took place in Te Reo Maori. Two hours of show passed by so fast that I felt the show was over almost before it had begun, if you get the chance to see this show I strongly recommend it.
Matthew is taking his 11+ this morning up at Taita college, so I hope that goes well for him. Our house is now on the market and for the first time, today, I can say we are leaving New Zealand this month, which makes it feel much closer and more immediate somehow. We're having farewell drinks for me this week, after school on Friday, as this is the week when my last few remaining responsibilities up at school come to an end. Shortly I'm going over to Sandra's house for lunch and coffee and a chat, which will be nice.

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sheaj34
Jun. 2nd, 2005 09:01 am (UTC)
11+
I hope the 11+ went well! How long do you have to wait for the results? When will Christopher be able to sit the test? I still think it is a strange system, deciding from just two 50 minute tests who has the ability to do well in the grammar school. Still, it's a system that has served them well for many years now. Ben appears to have been sent to the right school as he is still loving it. They have the first year (Y7) summer exams next week and with two exams each day for the full week his likeing of school may well change! Can't remember how much revision I did at that time, never enough, as my grades were always much lower than yours. Ben has been doing about three hours a day split into 30 and 40 minute chunks. I hope this is enough for him, but he has to enjoy some holiday time too! Still, time will tell. At the end of the day with his exams next week and with the 11+ they can both only try their best. I always say to Ben if you have tried your best, then that's good enough for me whatever the results are.
Enjoy the afterschool drinks on Friday! Let your hair down and make a memory of the event to bring home with you! You deserve some relaxation time!
vivh
Jun. 2nd, 2005 09:44 am (UTC)
Re: 11+
Matthew's wasn't quite a straight 11+ from what he says, he did the usual verbal reasoning test, but also a year 9 English and a year 9 maths exam. He thinks it went quite well, though he said it was hard to tell with the English exam, because it was an essay style question. I don't know when we'll get the results, or where!
Drinks on Friday will be fun but it will also be sad as it will the last time I see some people there.
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