Wednesday, September 10

check list

Despite avoiding The Thing (as the PhD shall now be known) i have been busy with other things besides makin whoopie, gardening, digging, hauling and cooking for the crew. We have been getting together an application for the Australian School of Maths and Science for B1. Now she has just had a change of school about a month ago and it hasnt worked out quite as we had hoped. She left an all girls schools to go to the local co-ed hoping to make some local friends and get some better teachers and escape the bitchyness of this all girls school. Bad move. Its worse. Waay worse. Even 'badder' news, old girls school is full and she cant go back! The Year 9 petition to get her back was futile. Even 'more badder' news, maths work is easier and she finishes her lesson in 5 minutes and her teacher wont provide her with more. Soo, as it happens, serendipidy prevailed, the uber modern Maths and Science school made itself known and Orientation Day attended and SHE LOVES IT. Its the only public specialist school of math and science in the country, located at Flinders University. Its a world leader in innovative teaching methods and obviously has a math and science focus; no home ec, no wood work; its right up her alley...math math and more math. Even better she says no more boys throwing paper planes around in class and she wont get teased for loving it. Im actually still shocked that that still goes on, I mean its just maths... So, we had to put together an application. Bloody Hell, its worse than applying for a job with the government and i mean really, i never thought she'd have needed examples of her math and science work from YEAR 8! Most mums would have used them as kindling for starting the fire, right?
SHIT
So its on the phone ringing around for people to write lovely wonderful exemplary things about B1 in lieu of any concrete evidence. I would have thought all hers A's would be enough????
So, i will post this monster package today and hope she gets an interview.

3 comments:

Ren said...

Does makin whoopie mean the same down under as it does here in the States?

Kel said...

LOL, probably...

el burro said...

Fingers crossed that she gets in....sounds like a great school.