A New Frontier
Zoe, our eldest, is in year six and will be moving to high school next year. Our local high school is just as close as our local primary school – about 400m walk – and that’s where she will be going.
Zoe and I went to an orientation evening last night and I got a lot of comments about it being scary (but exciting). Honestly, I’m not scared and the orientation evening wiped away any of the concerns I did have. I am confident that we are making a good decision in sending her there. (I don’t say right or best because I don’t think there is necessarily a wrong answer).
No I can’t guarantee she won’t be bullied or that she won’t be exposed to things I would rather protect her from. No I can’t stop peers being a bad influence on her. But, honestly, I’m not worried about these things. They are all likely to happen to some extent and I have the sense that the school will be quite supportive in helping solve problems that will arise. But I know that Zoe is strong and sensible. And I know that God is in control.
I think we are ready for this new frontier and I welcome it.