Back To School, Back

By Rita Okoye   |   12 September 2015   |   3:16 am  

School-kids-clipart-CopySchool has started and for a lot of parents it’s a relief because their children are actually getting back into learning after spending most of the summer playing or relaxing at home. Some children are very excited about going to a new class, a new school and having a new teacher but for others it can be a very scary time. Here are some points that can help as you start your new school.

Prepare for school
Make sure you have everything ready for school including your maths sets, the right plimsolls and what other items you may need. If there’s a school bus that picks you up, be sure to know what time it arrives and what time you are expected home. Your parents will probably have all the information but it is also good to know it too because parents do forget sometimes.

Remember Landmarks
Starting school can be quite daunting especially if you are new to the school. Even if you are not new to the school, you will still need to find your new class and your new teacher. In addition the move from nursery to elementary or elementary to secondary can be quite scary.
Some schools are quite large so you may need to memorize landmarks but before you know it, it will be second nature to you.

Watch and observe
It might be a good idea to watch and observe what is going on before you get deeply involved with others. Learn how things are done in the school. If you are new to the school, it may have a different set of rules to what you are use to.

Make friends
Be friendly and ask other children about themselves. Smile and make conservation. Don’t worry if you don’t make a best friend in the first few weeks, it takes time to get to know others. Remember the golden rule, do unto others as you would like done to you.

Ask questions
Don’t shy away from asking questions to teachers. If you don’t understand something in class, raise your hand and ask.
Remember that change is always overwhelming but sooner or later you will get use to your new school and the new environment.
Always remember that you are valuable. I wish you all the best for the start of the new school season.



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