#SoCS March 2/19

Linda’s #SoCS prompt…

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “cele-.” Find a word that starts with or contains “cele” and use it any way you’d like. Enjoy!

Celebration time!

Yes, that is definitely the thing for us this weekend.

Yesterday we were on tenterhooks, waiting to find out what school Lil Princess would get a place at.

On that news that morning, there was a report about how over 100,000 children wouldn’t get their first choice of schools, and that there was even a shortage of places in secondary schools.

Apparently, in her year of birth, there was a baby boom. That was 11 years ago. Surely the government had access to birth figures and should have been suitably prepared… Seems not.

So, even though I was pretty sure she would get her first choice, especially as her brother is already there, there was still a worry.

And it appears that our county is one of the latest to send out the offer emails. Most letters were posted to arrive this morning, or emails sent to arrive in parents inboxes in the morning.

Not Kent.

No. We were advised that after 4pm the emails would start to arrive, and if you applied by paper form, your letters would be posted today and so you wouldn’t even know until tomorrow!

And I was impatient, checking my phone at every break to make sure nothing had sneaked in early…

Then at lunchtime, one of her peers’ mums, who works at the school, told me her husband had had THE EMAIL! And it was only 1.30pm!

Well, my brain went into overdrive then. Why had we not received notification yet? Had I sent the application in properly? What if she hadn’t got into her first choice of school?

It wasn’t long before, finally, that message pinged up.

She got in!

To the school we wanted, the place she wanted, and the same as her brother.

That allowed a wave of relief to wash over me.

So we have to celebrate her good news this weekend.

(Then we can start silently panicking about her SATS tests in May…)

21 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jennie
    Mar 03, 2019 @ 12:34:50

    Wonderful news, Ritu. What a nail biter, but so glad she got in to her first choice. A perfect post for the prompt, too.

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  2. eloisedesousa
    Mar 03, 2019 @ 08:05:28

    Yay! Congrats! My son managed to get his first choice too but many of his classmates were very upset as they weren’t given any of their choices; instead they’ve been allocated the catchment area school which is one of the worst in this area! So sad when as you pointed out, the government knew that this problem would occur and they could’ve done something about it.

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    • Ritu
      Mar 03, 2019 @ 08:49:57

      I’ve heard some horror stories with those kinds of catchment area schools… I’m just thankful we don’t need to worry 🙃
      Glad your son got his first choice!!!

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  3. OIKOS™-Publishing
    Mar 03, 2019 @ 07:00:33

    Congratulations, and Happy celebrations! Very good news, and all paperless. 🙂 Michael

    Liked by 1 person


  4. johnrieber
    Mar 02, 2019 @ 18:03:36

    Congratulations, now you and the family have a reason to celebrate this weekend!

    Liked by 1 person


  5. Dan Antion
    Mar 02, 2019 @ 11:54:42

    I’m happy for you all, Ritu. Celebrate in style!

    Liked by 1 person


  6. Erika Kind
    Mar 02, 2019 @ 10:17:36

    Congratulations to my niece. It is always such a good (and liberating) feeling when we know the kids are at a place they feel comfortable with and which fits them.

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  7. robbiesinspiration
    Mar 02, 2019 @ 07:48:28

    That is wonderful news, Ritu. We received notification that Michael passed his entrance exams and he is going for an interview next week. A one in 700 change is now a 1 in 2 chance.

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