The first day is always the hardest. You go from being the leaders of the school, to the babies of the school.
It was the first day and everybody was full of both excitement and fear. I looked around, I saw a bunch of crowded newbies all around me, anxiously awaiting the bell, at the start the only person I could recognise was Chiara. Chiara is one of my best friends; we went through primary school together.
Gradually more and more people showed up, until I could barely move. A few of them I recognised from my old primary. I saw Iris and quickly rushed over to join her, she was with Vanessa, one of her friends from out of school. I saw that they were deep in conversation and I didn’t want to interrupt them, so I went over to Tlake instead.
As we were talking the bell went, so we said are goodbyes and rushed off to find our lines on the basketball court. This assembly was pretty, much just introducing the year 7 co-odernater, the principle, our form teachers, and some of the other people that would be teaching us this year.
Once we got into class, we got straight into it. First we had a tour around the school, and then we got given our diaries, timetables and told which teachers we were going to have for each subject. At last the long wait was over. We finally go given our locker numbers! Luckily I got given a top one, which is good for me because I’m tall.
As we were putting our bags away I couldn’t help but wonder the rest of the day was going to be like. I mean I was already having so much, how it could get any better. I thought I would miss primary school but to tell you the truth, I don’t. Well I do miss my old friends but high school rocks!
There was only a few minutes left so Miss Hart (our form teacher) decided to go over a few rules. Half way through the bell went. We all quickly ran out the door, curious and ready to explore this new world we had just entered. There were only two people in my class from my primary school, Monique and Iris.
At recess I hung around with Iris, because she was the only person I knew in my class. I knew Monique but we weren’t very close friends.
So it was just Iris and I. So we ate and we talked and explored a little. Today was a great day for exploring, because none of the year 8’s, 9’s or 10’s were there, it was just the year 12’s, 11’s and 7’s. Year 12’s and 11’s don’t really go near the year 7’s unless we need assistance.
The bell rang and we quickly ran off to our next class. We had Japanese and English next. On the first day there’s always a lot of nerves, but when your there it’s a walk in the Park. The first day is pretty much just a taste of what the rest of the year is going to be like. It’s like a second orientation day.
We flew through Japanese and English, and before we knew it was lunch. At recess Iris ordered a lunch order (which took her like 3 hours to decide). So we went to pick it up. Then we went to sit on the bench closest to the year 7 area.
During recess and lunch I discovered you were allowed to use iPods and phones. This school was turning out to be better and better. I didn’t really care that I hadn’t made any new friends as long as I had Iris I didn’t really care. It’s better to have something, then nothing.
The bell went, so we went class. There wasn’t much learning happening because we didn’t have our proper books. It was pretty much just an introduction to some of the subjects that we were going to have that year.
Before we knew it the bell rang, and it was time to go home. So we said our goodbyes and parted (Iris and I). I was so happy and excited. The day had started off with a bunch of butterflies in my stomach, and ended with a bunch of wondering thoughts in my head. So many questions without answers, like, what’s tomorrow going to be like? Am I going to make anyone new? Stuff like that.
And that is the story of my first day at high school.