Ryan @ 6 years 9 months
The annual swimming gala will be held end of February.
This afternoon they had a qualifying session for those who are interested to participate. Ryan said he was keen so off we went for the pre selection session at 3.30pm and of all days today it had to be scorching hot. No amount of SPF is enough to protect my skin from the damage.
We were there from 3.30pm to 5.00pm. Many parents were around to cheer their kids. Ryan’s best friend Isaac pulled out the last minute.
Ryan was the youngest in the group. I was worried for his safety because there were too many students around in and out of pool.
Finally it was Ryan’s turn. The requirement was to complete 4 laps but house captain allowed the younger swimmers to make do with 1 lap (50m).
Time taken and shortly after the house captain came to announce to us “HE MADE IT!”. He’s expected to turn up for the rehearsal and final selection round at Cempaka International Ladies College in Sepang this Friday.
Edited to add (31/1/13): I’ve decided to pull Ryan out from the event. I figured he’s too young to participate in such big event (involves 2 campuses). Secondly, the gala day falls on the eve of his English and Math test day. We shall give it a miss. Nevertheless, I’m very proud of him. Being the youngest there, he did really well. ðŸ‘ðŸ‘.
Ryan @ 6 years 8 months
One of the many reasons why we chose this school for Ryan is because of its Personal Tutor System.
Under the PTS, the assigned tutor will be looking at the child’s academic as well as personal development. The assigned tutor will regularly meet up with the child’s other subject teachers to discuss the child’s progress academically.
I particularly like this part.
Ryan spends 7 hours in school from Mon – Fri so I’m very pleased the school has the PTS in placed to help us keep track of him (not just academic but personally as well in school).
9th January 2013 marked our 8th wedding anniversary. This year also marks 21 years hubs and I have known each other. Gosh, speaking of time flies.
Eversince Ryan started school, my daily day to day task includes coaching him on his homework. His school is known to be the academic no nonsense school so like it or no, we have to adjust to this new routine of ours.
Ryan was scheduled to have his first spelling test the next day so I had to run through the list with him for the final time before I could leave the house.
At about 6pm, I finally managed to ‘escape’ (Darren threw a big fuss knowing I’m going out without him). Hubs and I met at The Gardens and we had Japanese. Nothing really special just some couple time without the kids around.
After dinner, we had our favorite Moo Cow for dessert. 3rd in the span of 8 days.
I always have mine original flavour with digestive biscuits. Hubs like it with oatmeal/choc chip. Ryan’s favorite is always strawberry toppings while Darren, mmm he’s pretty indecisive. Sometimes he’ll pick oreo crumbs, at times choc chips but he’s also fine with digestive biscuit. Very fickle minded boy. ðŸ˜‚
Lil B @ 2 years 11 months
Like his brother, Darren is into superheroes at this age. We have invested 4 figures on Ultraman and Monsters for Ryan, in hope our investment will go down to Darren. While the latter still plays with the toys, lately he is more interested in this programme on TV call Ryukendo. Good thing they don’t sell these toys here, or so I hope.
Very focused here watching Ryukendo on TV
Ryan @ 6 years 8 months
Today is the last day parents are allowed in the school. I decided to stay back for Ryan’s swimming lesson at 8.00am. Yes, crazy early!! Nevertheless the kids survived. There were no grumbling only laughter and giggles.
There are 21 students in Ryan’s class. They were divided into 2 groups (boys and girls) with 2 coaches on duty.
I asked Ryan at night how the swimming went. He said it was fun albeit too short of a session. He also said two of his friends wore underpants under their swimming trunk! As a result they don’t have a fresh pair to change into after shower. Lol.
For the record, Ryan came back with the following homework: 1 Bahasa (Kata Nama Am), 3 pages of Mathematics, a list of Spelling (6 words) for next week. Months before we deciding on the school, we already knew it’s a pretty academic school but to expect homework on 2nd day is erm.. a bit.. unexpected. I guess we have to start getting ourselves prepared for more to come. ðŸ˜±