Remember my last post about breaking the news to Xavier about him moving to a new school…. he was heartbroken…. devastated! I felt awful!
Since then and leading up to his 1st session at new school EVERYONE has been bigging up the new school, saying how awesome its going to be. All positives, no negatives at all and he seemed very intrigued!
So leading up to his first visit I didn’t sleep well and was getting myself in a state about whether he was going to like it or not. Well…. I could have cried!! No need to worry at all! HE LOVED IT!!!
He went into his classroom and met his teacher and support workers. Then slowly the 11 other boys from his class trickled in from the playground and had been told he was coming and gave him such a lovely welcome. One boy in particular had such a beautiful smile on his face and said Hi. Xavier made a beeline for him and they high fived! My sister who was with me said a few times she had to fight back the tears!
We had a tour of the school and Xavier was just blown away! He just kept repeating OH MY GOD!! The look on his face was priceless! The excitement and happiness in his eyes was incredible!! We have waited so long for a moment like this!! AMAZING!
My sister and I left him to it in his classroom for a couple of hours and were made to feel at home in the family room. We were told to help ourselves in the kitchen to a cuppa which was nice. In the time that we left him, his new teacher had got him designing a Red Nose, cutting out bunting…. but best of all Tom (teacher) said… Come on lets go to Assembly! Xavier hesitated and said “Ohhh…. Ermmm…. I don’t do assembly!” (which he doesn’t at his current school…he hates it.) Tom then said “Oh, we love it here…come on…” and off Xavier went into Assembly… no refusing, no fuss… nothing! Just WOW!
This school is going to be absolutely amazing for him! I just know it will and he is going to flourish!
When we came out of the 1st session he was bouncing up and down saying MUM…. OMG i LOVE this school!! His eyes were wide and sparkling!
He has since had 2 more visits and seems more and more excited every time! He cannot wait to start full time. This week sees him finish his chapter at his current school. Friday will be a sad day, it’s his last day! They are throwing him a little party in his classroom which is sweet.
So my gorgeous boy… here is to your brand new and incredibly exciting chapter! At your new school, with new friends and ENDLESS possibilities! I know you will go far and I will be behind you every single step of the way.
Gorgeous photo credit to my sister Jennie.