Wednesday, November 13, 2013
My quest for normality is going well. I've been to the gym 3 times this week (2 boxing classes and a weights session) and I'm feeling good. A little sore, but good! Tomorrow is another weights day, and then I have Friday off!I've also been eating pretty well, with lots of fruit and veggies. There was a morning tea at work on Monday, but I only had a small plate, and I didn't get seconds. Moderation!
I got some great news the day before grandpa died, and I was so preoccupied that I forgot to tell you guys!
I have a job!
It is at a decile 1 school** with a lot of Maori and Pasifika children. It is a small school of 140 students. I am very passionate about working with low decile children, and with raising the achievement of Maori and Pasifika students. I will be teaching new entrants (5 year olds, brand new to school). I am excited and nervous! I currently teach gifted, independent 8-11 year olds, so changing to 5 year olds that probably won't speak a lot of English is going to be a huge change. I'll manage though, and I'm looking forward to a new challenge.
Also, as of today, I am a fully registered teacher! I applied for registration 10 days ago, and I got the official email today.
** In NZ all schools have a decile rating, based on the socioeconomic status of the surrounding area. Decile 1 schools have poorer students, decile 10 schools are in rich areas. Decile 1 schools tend to have a lot of Maori and Pasifika students, decile 10 tend to have a lot of European and Asian students. I realise that all sounds terrible, but it's just the way it is.