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School’s back!

It is that won­der­ful week of tran­si­tion for par­ents, teach­ers and stu­dents all over the coun­try dur­ing which the school uni­forms are bought or brushed off, lunch boxes and school bags or­gan­ised.

I know some par­ents are des­per­ate to get their kids back to school, but I sit in the camp that thor­oughly en­joys the free­dom and lack of rou­tine in the school hol­i­days. I guess it is eas­ier to feel that way when you are at work some of the time.

Like any be­gin­ning, the year is full of prom­ise and hope for our young peo­ple with new goals and as­pi­ra­tions to reach for and so much learn­ing to be done.

The new year is much the same for those of us in the work­force, but ev­ery once in a while I mull over the de­li­cious idea of re­turn­ing to full time ed­u­ca­tion and the joy of im­mers­ing my­self in knowl­edge.

Maybe once the lit­tle peo­ple have done their time I can make space to do my own.

deb­bie.jamieson@fair­fax­me­dia.co.nz

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