Anyone's child/ren going on their year 7 induction day tomorrow?

(76 Posts)
NotEnoughTime Mon 01-Jul-13 15:59:31

If so, how do they feel about it?

forehead Mon 01-Jul-13 16:01:43

My daughter is excited. I am surprised as she is quite shy.

NotEnoughTime Mon 01-Jul-13 16:20:35

That's good forehead. Are there many others from her current school going too?

My son is really excited about going to his new school tomorrow well he is excited about the canteen

Yep my wee laddie is he's looking forward to it, calling for one friend who is meeting another then walking up together.

Why won't he let me take him!? He needs meeeeeeee!

grin

MadeOfStarDust Mon 01-Jul-13 16:25:06

Our local secondary "disovery days" are one school on Wed and another on Thur - my dd is Thursday and very excited... When we go pick them up, we have a parent's meeting and meet the tutor session - so it will be a long day for them...

NotEnoughTime Mon 01-Jul-13 16:27:03

Its great that all the children are looking forward to it. Its a big day for them and us too

LostInWales Mon 01-Jul-13 16:28:43

DS2 is in his pre year 7 week at his secondary school. I think today was a good day because his year 8 brother let him hang out with him at break time and all the impossibly leggy pretty (I don't remember being anything like the current teen girls) year 8 girls were hugging him and telling him he was cute. grin

Dd is going tomorrow for an "Art" day. Next week is induction day. She's been to the school before for activity days, they do them fairly often for year 5/6 so she isn't fussed. Next week they find out what class they are in and things like that, so a bit more of a big deal.

SonorousBip Mon 01-Jul-13 17:09:52

Forget them, I've got the parents' one tonight. Eeek!

I am not joking that I thought the teacher who was co ordinating the interviews was one of the 6th formers.

The head is quite dynamic, so I suspect the format will be - warm glass of white wine; rousing and inspiring speech from the head; meeting with 12 year old form teacher; nervous, first date style smiling at other parents in same boat. smile.

LostInWales Mon 01-Jul-13 17:18:07

I can't get used to never going to the school or meeting other parents (apart from the once yearly bunfight parent teacher meetings where you have to display impressive team tactics to see all the teachers whilst 180 other sets of parents try to do the same thing)

DS2 is really looking forward to going, they change so much in year 6, suddenly seem too grown up for primary school.

gerbilsarefun Mon 01-Jul-13 19:59:38

My dd2 went last week and really enjoyed it. She made a new friend in her form, and one of her friends overheard some boys saying my dd was the one they would like to go out with eek!!. SonorousBip I thought exactly the same when I went for my eldest dd's parents meeting at her new school. There was a row of people sat at the front of the hall, and I did wonder why the 6th form were there. Of course they were the new form tutors. grin

Ours is next week. DS2 has been doing a transition programme at the secondary school with ten other boys with additional needs, and he is enjoying it and coping well. Not sure how he's going to manage next Thursday when there are 190 boys who are going into Y7.

LostInWales Mon 01-Jul-13 20:14:38

ThreeBee my DS1 is SEN I was petrified when he went up because he hates crowds and noise so with 180 children per year I thought he would melt down but he's really got to grips with it and is doing well now. He was in a transition programme that carried on throughout the first year of secondary and it was brilliant.

Thanks LostInWales, that's reassuring. DS2 will probably be fine, and I'll be the one who finds it hard to cope.

cardibach Mon 01-Jul-13 20:53:44

Our school's is Thursday. I am one of the Form Tutors. You would not mistake me for a 12 year old, so at least I am contributing something to making new parents feel comfortable! Some of our Sixth Form will be at the evening meet-the-teacher bbq, though. They are often used as ambassadors.

Bunbaker Mon 01-Jul-13 21:01:44

" warm glass of white wine; rousing and inspiring speech from the head; meeting with 12 year old form teacher; nervous, first date style smiling at other parents in same boat."

You get wine!!!. We got nothing. at. all.

Ilovegeorgeclooney Mon 01-Jul-13 21:19:36

Well ours were in today. It is amazing how by Break you start to see the real personalities! One boy decided to square up to a prefect because he was told not to jump the queue. It was hilarious as the prefect, under strict instructions, explained to the bemused child that 'our Christian ethos' meant we do not push in. The poor child slunk to the back. However it is amazing how much information you get from these days for seating plans etc. The 'characters' don't take long to emerge.

NaturalBlondeYeahRight Mon 01-Jul-13 22:29:08

Can I join? Just had dd crying for an hour because its this Thursday and she's the only one going from primary. My heart was breaking for her even though I was calm and reassuring sad
Her older sister goes but she is convinced that they will all ignore her on the bus and no one will eat with her at lunch. Never seen her like it. It better be amazing on Thursday....,,

SonorousBip Mon 01-Jul-13 23:38:44

Ooh, I was right. Yy to warm white wine (and crisps! I love it already!)

Rousing speech from the head - tick. Trying our best, being nice, contribution in all areas, a partnership, integrity - tick, tick, tick. Nice, firm but fair, been round the block, head of y7 - tick. Actually, a really strong emphasis (and bearing in mind this is a pretty selective London day school much liked on MN) on kindness and integrity.

Form teacher? Literally, 12- maybe 13. Firm, knowledgeable and extremely pretty. Ds said she was "nice" and DH was much more complimentary. smile

Clary Mon 01-Jul-13 23:53:27

Induction at the school I work at is tomorrow and Weds.

I am going to be a yr 7 tutor and I am very excited to meet my new form grin so hoping they are all excted too!

(I will be astounded if anyone thinks I am a 6th former tho grin)

Mrsrobertduvall Tue 02-Jul-13 07:41:14

We serve chilled white wine and nibbles at ours grin

No one has mentioned the pitch to the parents about 'voluntary' contributions. grin

Maybe it's just the schools around here...

NotEnoughTime Tue 02-Jul-13 10:57:55

Well, my DS went off this morning for his induction day very nervous but happy. He was awake at 6.30am raring to go lets see how long that lasts

Good luck to them all, hope they have a great day smile

mumslife Tue 02-Jul-13 12:14:21

yes to the characters emerging quickly boy from sons school known troublemaker already been threatened with being reported to year head and thats on feeder day yikes!Tried to bully my son and my son promptly reported him to prefects

Lancelottie Tue 02-Jul-13 12:19:41

Oook!
DD has hers tomorrow and I can't find any of the info about it. She's the only one going from her primary so no one to crib off.

Thanks for the reminder.

<bad parent of Precious Last Born here>

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