And what an amazing term it has been! So much going on with the students! Here is a run down of the highlights:
- Field/Athletics Day(s)
This was in January, and is generally a highlight of the year. Fun, sport, and medals, with a house competition that is tightly fought across the two days.
This year, Taylor took away the top prize, with my house, Carey, coming a close second.
- Mock Exams
Students took their mock exams in February, which are super important for many reasons. Firstly, it makes up 20% of their final grade, so very important for our US-bound students, and secondly, if students are ill or for any reason can’t take the final exams, these act as a sort of backup for them. All of my students performed well according to their ability, and it really gave some solid feedback to students on what they will need to improve on for their final exams.
Banquet (think “Ball” or “Prom”) is an annual party put on for the high school students. Each year there is a theme, with great food, great music and lots of fun. This year the theme was a 1950s diner, complete with rock n roll dancing (that I have been teaching the students along with a fellow teacher), diner-type food, and a live band! It was a great privilege to be a part of the live band, singing such classics as Lollipop, Mr Postman, and Jailhouse Rock! Too much fun!!
- Activities Week
Lastly, Activities Week finally came around. It was postponed last October due to some problems around the country, but we were finally able to do it this term. I was leading the Grade 8 group up to Mekele, Axum, and Lalibela. Even though, there were some issues, overall the trip was great! I might update you all in further detail later about this trip.
And now, praise God, it is break. 11 weeks is a long time without a big holiday to break it up. I will be glad to catch up on life, work, and rest before heading into yet another long term. I’m praying the next one will be ask successful as this one!