Mother and Son was nervous.
Probably Mum was more nervous. Not exactly sure, it was difficult to tell.
At 13+ years old, this is his 1st day at formal school. Not exactly formal. Its a learning centre. He is preparing for O Levels Cambridge... for the nex 3.5 years. There were 17 others boys and girls who was probably as nervous as him.
"I am so nervous, scared and excited all at the same time!!!" Joel exclaimed just the night before. He has been expecting to start his classes on 4 Jan 2010, since 3 months ago. Emotionally he is prepared, I think.
Today, Friday, after attending classes for a whole week, Joel has declared that school was, "Awesome!!" He is really enjoying his subjects, especially Math, because of the Teacher. The Teacher is an exceptionally good teacher. Science will be conducted at the Zoo next week. Seems like heaps of fun and practical learning moments.
He has sports curriculum on Thursdays and a Badminton Coach has been engaged for those students who would like to learn the basics. Well, he is going for that. He had heaps of fun and I was joining another Mother at the other side of the courts, just for fun. Even Ethaniel has agreed to go under the Coach. This is a good thing. At least, I don't have to make additional effort of getting a Coach for him in the future.
This marks the end of my journey as a Homeschooling Mother. 2010. A start of a new journey, new season. I have been homeschooling since Joel was 5 years old. He is now 13+ years old. That was 8 years ago...
Time to move on.
But to what?