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?

xyx Tue 02-Jul-13 20:17:22

Snap Lancelottie, blaming dh but should have sorted it myself as dd is going tomorrow! Website no help, just says 'all day'. Assume she has to wear usual school uniform but no idea about lunch, pens, etc. what an idiot I am!!

LackaDAISYcal Tue 02-Jul-13 20:24:31

My DS has his this coming Thursday. Several of his best mates are going up too, so he is feeling wuite optimistic and excited about it. This is not a usual state of affairs for him, so we are quite surprised. then the parents have their induction evening the same night.

I'm now hoping for warm wine and crisps smile

Lancelottie Tue 02-Jul-13 20:27:21

Found the info pack. 'School uniform is not compulsory but please wear practical clothing and not high fashion'

Aargh. DD does 'school' or 'scruff' or both at once.

Hulababy Tue 02-Jul-13 20:28:50

DD went for hers last Wednesday and loved it. They did a full day of "lessons" with their new forms. DD is in a class with 3 other girls from her current class, and there are 7 in total from her current class going up. Despite being really sad about leaving her current school, she was/is looking forward to her next one too. They came out buzzing with excitement. Off to get her uniform next Monday evening.

Marmitelover55 Tue 02-Jul-13 20:40:48

DD1 did hers last week and gave it 9/10. The dropped mark being because they were told not to put their elbows on the table and to sit up straight at lunchtime grin

We went for our indoctrination in the evening, but no wine was in sight - just elderflower or water, and biscuits rather than crips. The summer fair was a dry affair too - not a Pimms in sight - I'm definitely going to miss primary school even if DD1 says she isn't...

wineoclocktimeyet Tue 02-Jul-13 21:02:14

DS went today, only one from his primary so he and his mum were a little nervous....

Came out with a massive grin and hasnt stopped talking about and bbm'ing his new friends

Huge sigh of relief from mum!

BackforGood Tue 02-Jul-13 23:30:40

dd is going tomorrow (Wed). She's quite excited and a little bit nervous and I think also a little bit sad at the thought of leaving the Juniors, where she has absolutely LOVED attending. smile

Picturesinthefirelight Tue 02-Jul-13 23:36:04

Dd went for hers last week. She had a wonderful day. A full day of lessons , English , drama, ballet, RS & French. She loved the food then we kitted her out in uniform and dance wear.

The rest of her current school have their induction day tomorrow. She's going to be one if the only if not the only ye 6 child in school tomorrow!

Tommy Tue 02-Jul-13 23:39:57

DS1 going for his tomorrow - but I work there so I'll be able to keep my eye on him..... wink

Tiggles Wed 03-Jul-13 10:32:31

DS1 has been going to his all this week. I was a nervous wreck on Monday (he has Aspergers) but he has absolutely loved it. Even came home buzzing about how well he did in the maths test! I think they are getting a taster of every lesson - he's even done food tech and needs sports kit tomorrow.

Ahh, I started a little thread on this this morning (over in Chat - where NotEnoughTime kindly pointed me over here for good company smile) - as DS just gone off for his visit today. I left him heading off into the sunset - well round a corner across the quad - with his big sister's arm around his shoulder grin
Ahh, they looked so sweet !
And she promised to take him to the right place and look after him at lunch time when they have a BBQ to look forward to.

Will come out this afternoon telling me who's in his new class (I hope!)
and probably clutching a photo of said class taken on the steps (if it's the same as was for dd) Picture will take pride of place on kitchen wall for rest of the summer !

Thanks to this thread I've just remembered there's a "do" for parents tonight as well.
God bless Mumsnet - what would I do without you !
Oh, and Precious Last Born here too, so I know where you're coming from Lancelottie (IIRC) smile

How did your DS get on yesterday NotEnoughTime ?
Hope everything was good smile

NowIncognito Wed 03-Jul-13 12:27:37

My daughter is at hers today. This morning was the first time she's shown any excitement about secondary school, mainly because she was excited about walking there with her friends, without me (normally walks to primary school accompanied by me plus younger sister, although sometimes on her own).

I know this whole transition isn't about me, but I'm really dreading the next few weeks....all the tear-jerking leavers' service/assembly things feel like huge ordeals, and she is doing a small solo in the year 6 play/musical next week which I'm sure will have me blubbing away (got a lump in my throat just thinking about it). Plus the fact that in-laws are descending to stay for a few days so they can watch the musical, so will somehow have to do a massive clean/plan nice meals etc in the midst of a v hectic work schedule. Might need some hand-holding I suspect!

(Sorry for whinging)

Hey, it's just the next step on their great adventure of life Incognito

No sweat !

< dabs eyes - pollen count is very high just now isn't it ! >

In-laws coming to stay mind you - I'd be crying real tears !!

NowIncognito Wed 03-Jul-13 12:37:06

Thanks juggling - yes I realise I should be glad that she is progressing in life, and concentrate on all the opportunities available to her at secondary! But you're right, it's really the in-law visit which has felt like the last straw smile

Ahh, it's nice they want to come and see dd doing her solo in the end of year musical though. My parents have been up sometimes to see the DCs in things and the DCs really like that - does make it more of an occasion
as well as more of a hassle grin

loveinthemist Wed 03-Jul-13 13:02:15

My eldest DS's is next week followed by a meeting for parents in the evening. This will be his third full day at the Secondary School as they did a Year 5 Induction Day last year and then an optional 'Arts' over Whitsun Half Term.

He's looking forward to it and is definitely very ready to move on from primary school. I'm sure the nerves will kick in a bit in September!

NotEnoughTime Wed 03-Jul-13 14:12:14

Hi again Juggling, my DS had a fantastic day yesterday, thank you. He was full of enthusiasm and excitement which I rarely see these days so Im very pleased.

NowIncognito, I know exactly how you feel. It very hard at the moment for us. Of course we are looking forward to the next chapter in our DC's lives but it is also quite difficult to let go of our "babies" on to the next stage. now you have started me off again

Ahh, I hope my DS comes out with some enthusiasm and has been having a good day too NotEnough - will be picking him up soon - then have our evening parents "do" to go to ....

A looooonnnngg talk about the uniform which is eventually rewarded with a glass of wine and chat with other parents in the pleasant quad grin

LittenTree Wed 03-Jul-13 14:57:49

A year hence- I have DS2 eyerolling that it's Intake Day today so the place will apparently be crawling with 'little kids'; all announced from the lofty heights of the end of Y7, aged 12 and 2 months. grin

LostInWales Wed 03-Jul-13 16:43:48

I have the wonderful side effect that DS1 and DS2 are now the best friends ever after DS2 proved a hit with the year 8's (he is funny, very good at football and according to the girls 'cute') and DS1 is getting to bask in the reflected glory of being his brother. It is utterly freaky seeing them talking together and grinning at each other after 11 years of fighting like cat and dog. Long may it last. probably until DS2 steals the girl DS1 has been gazing at for years but is too shy to talk to

LostInWales Wed 03-Jul-13 16:44:54

I love how grown up they suddenly are after a year in secondary Litten to be fair I bet the year 6's do look like little children compared to the ancient 12 year olds grin.

b1uesky Wed 03-Jul-13 17:03:01

Lancelottie, I know how you feel ! dd is the only one going from her primary and she doesn't know anyone at her new school. This morning I felt so guilty when I saw some of her friends walking to the comprehensive up the road for their induction day. They all looked so happy and excited whilst dd just looked apprehensive and sad. Luckily the day didn't go too badly, she made friends with few of the girls. How did it go with your DD ? I hope she had a good day as well.

LittenTree Wed 03-Jul-13 18:40:20

I think DS2's transition (he's the eyeroller, upthread at the end of Y7!) was made waaay easier by having a DB 2 years older. He too was considered 'Cute!' and 'Sweet!' by the Y9s, esp the girls, when DS1 'introduced' him to them!

Clary Thu 04-Jul-13 00:36:18

Well I can confirm no wine at our parents' do this pm, tho one of the tech teachers did speak of it ... clearly a joke then.

My best moment was when my form left, after 2 days, today at 3.30, one of them said "See you tomorrow miss" bless him, sadly not till September! Glad they felt at home already grin

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