* My class started studying history—we’re enjoying our exploration of the Middle Ages, and there is some castle building going on as well as some fact learning. I love this unit!
* It was officially revealed that we are going to be down a staff family next term; they are not sure whether they will be able to return before the start of second term or not. A second staff family is also going to be away for second term, so as of now it looks like there will be only two full time teachers on station at any one time for the first two terms of next year (one of them me). We have heard that David is willing to fill in during first term, and there are two potential short termers coming for part of second term, but we still have not hint of a grade one teacher, and it’s looking to be an incredibly lean year. I am just praying right now that the Lord will make His will, whatever it is very clear to us, and that He will give me the faith to rest in Him.
* This week our three grade 9 students had their first four national exams; the science, computers, and music practicals. We are not a registered test center, so it was and will be a big undertaking to transport them to Samahina for their exams. They will be writing for about the next week and a half; you can’t get this all over in one shot of course! Now that the practicals are over, the written exams should hopefully go a little more smoothly. We hosted the computer exam here on station; the exams started at 8am, and the last batch finished about 8pm.
* This Monday and Tuesday are our second half-term, so I’ll have more time to get caught up on marking and to work on practicing for the Christmas program. Never bored!