Just like that we are out for summer. What an incredible year it's been, our students have exceeded all expectations this year making for a very proud faculty. I couldn't ask for better people to share my love of dance with and I couldn't ask for better people to work alongside. Our school is a family, run by a family, we work together, learn together and share in success together. I've said it before and I'll say it again I love my job. But now for some time to relax and recharge before hitting the dance world by storm again in 2019!
That the school year just ended today is beyond crazy... not only because its ending two weeks before Christmas, because yes that feels a bit strange too! ✏️🎄
9 months already FLEW by since we first walked through the doors and into this school, also in a new city, a new country. It really feels like it was like just a month ago!
Nine months ago these kids left the middle of 3rd and 1st grades respectively and jump started up half a grade, and also into a full Spanish speaking school. They have confronted so many challenges, every day. .
I won’t say that it’s been easy, and that’s part of why our jaws are practically on the floor... how much our girls have gone through, how many blank stares, tears, shy introductions in a foreign language, social situations, cultural miscommunications, feeling alone and other times feeling smothered, learning new viewpoints and customs, PLUS learning a musical instrument, all on grade school turf. Oh and The millions of little baby steps leading to huge growth!! The love, kind gestures, of others are too many to count. Most of all, the tenacity and resilience of Nina, Elena AND Esther has blown us away. What a school year. One of the greatest we’ve ever experienced and one that in many ways makes me jealous of my own children! 💕
If you are looking for great gifts, I highly recommend A Dozen Ideas. We got these keychains for the kids teachers - the quality and customer service was top notch! Thank you Nic for going above and beyond 💕💕 @a.dozen.ideas
Don't know about you - but we are SO relieved that school has now finished for 2018!
After all the end-of-year performances, awards nights, celebrations, class parties and farewells everybody is simply just EXHAUSTED!! We are really looking forward to SLOWING DOWN and spending some quality time over the summer with our families.
We are also slightly TERRIFIED at the concept of slowing down and spending some quality time over the summer with our families!! 😜
Six weeks with kids around can seem like a VERY LONG time!
Regardless of whether you are celebrating or slightly scared about the long summer break, please make sure you take time out to look after YOU.
And don't forget that a METreat Women's Retreat is just waiting for you around the corner in 2019 so you definitely have something to look forward to when the kids go back to school in the new year! 💕🙏
Oh how my Saturday mornings have changed.😩
Today I’m working through the mountain of washing that seems to double in size when I turn my back on it!
A few years ago I would have been sleeping late, meeting a friend for a spot of brunch or lounging in the sunshine.
Now I scrubbing kids dirty pants!😂
Would I swap it? OK maybe I’d like the odd sleep in but being a mum is worth every pile of washing and every dirty pair of socks.
Do you have a never ending washing pile or do you have a system?
This week I received a card with this quote. At the end of another school year, I'm afraid I don't feel much like a rockstar, except maybe one at the end of a very long world tour. Like most teachers, I've finished the year exhausted. The weekend's weather forecast perfectly matches my desire to sleep for a couple of days straight. Wishing all my fellow teachers a relaxed Christmas and looking forward to discovering what 2019 will bring. #schoolsoutforsummer#holidaysatlast#wemadeit#teacherlife#teachersofinstagram#aussieteachersofinstagram
School is officially done for this crowd... shortest school year EVER! Such a proud mom here today. Not only did these guys show up halfway through the year but they had 6 months to do a full grade ... all while settling into a new country. Prep, grade 4 and grade 5 finished today and I couldn’t be more proud of them all. Here’s to 6 weeks of Christmas, sun, sand, celebration and a well deserved break. Love my tribe and the amazing humans they are turning into. @thepreachrman #mytribe#schoolsoutforsummer#summerinaustralia ☀️ #christmastimeishere#prep#grade4#grade5#settlinginnicely
SCHOOLS OUT FOR SUMMER
Whoo hoo we are pretty excited here at The Mother Hood because the the school holidays have started today!
I am looking forward to spending six weeks hanging out with my girls.
No lunchboxes to make, no uniforms and no rushing out the door!
Life can slow down for a few weeks. Slow starts, time to play and time to just be together.
Have your children finished school yet?
Schools out for Summer ☀️ No more lunch boxes for at least six weeks 🙌🏼 Xmas baking done and dusted - another annual Xmas tradition all the kids have followed.
Home baking for the teachers and a Xmas decoration for the tree.
Caramello Brownie and Cranberry and Pistachio White Xmas 😋
I was baking late last night after work and putting it together in the wee hours this morning after the gym.
The things we do as parents 🙄
Sending much aroha and gratitude to the teachers and staff that nurture and educate our children and young people.
Have a wonderful break with your loved ones this holidays.
You deserve it 🤩
First day of Prep | Last day of Prep 2 0 1 8 ⭐️ Let the School Holidays begin ☀️🍉🤸🏼♀️🏝💛
Lola has grown so much this past year, not just physically but intellectually, socially and emotionally.. *note: that little bit of sass coming through in the second pic 😜
We love you Loles and can’t wait to see all the amazing things you’ll accomplish in Year 1 🏫 📚 ✏️ 💻
#schoolsoutforsummer super proud of this one for the progress she has made for being at school for 4ish months. Reading & writing by herself. She loves maths...obviously doesn’t get that from me lol. Bring on year 1 next year 🤙😎🤓 also hoping Santa gets her a pair of ears for Christmas and maybe less attitude otherwise these holidays are gonna be um fun 😅 #schoolsout#kiwikid#kiwimamalife#childhoodunplugged
Is your Sparkle running low?
Nooooo, never !!!
Dust yourself with Sparkle today, do something smell or big just for yourself and see how your levels rise