Remember when we were the new batch of students in the secondary school, especially in the U, they call us the freshies! Do you still remember how excited you were? So now I have 30 new faces whom we adopted at one go as our new brood of children. Yes they are fresh innocent faces with expectant wide eyed expressions. Oh! don't we all love to see them, eager to learn the new knowlege, excited to have new friends, jumping about with activities, chattering to the dozen during resting time and most important, full of optimism for the future!
As I was telling you, after the tearful goobyes with the parents, their attention were soon diverted to the taaruf week activities ( in English its called orientation week ) Boys are boys and girls are girls, soon they made friends with the new schoolmates and by the third day when I asked who has found new friends, all raised their hands. Then I asked further, who has found a close or best friend, most raised their hands and hook an arm at the one sitting next to them. Isnt it wonderful? Children can make friends very fast because they do not have that kind of researve that we adults have.
As you would have guessed, by the second day and third day most mothers have called me eager to know how their children are faring. Well I was very pleased to let them know that all the children are doing fine and enjoying themselves with all the activities. They are really a healthy and hungry lot who ate all their rations and asked for extra helpings!
Today we are going to the tailor to collect the uniforms for the girls. The girls' uniform is a blue grey jubah dress with white tudung. The boys uniform is the white jubah with white cap. They also have their archery uniform, the marching uniform, outing clothings and their swimming suit costume. Our girls will wear the specially made swimming costume that cover their aurat. Parents nee not worry swimming days for boys and girls are on different days. Other activities are combined with strict code of conduct observed.
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