Justin started playschool officially on 3 January 2012. A week earlier, from 27-30 December 2011, he went for 'orientation'.
During the Orientation Week he was enthusiastic about going to school, especially on the first day. His first one-and-a-half weeks went fairly well. The only snag was that, except for the third day of orientation, he refused to eat the porridge that was offered at lunch, preferring to go back for 'new moi-moi' at the babysitter's.
On Friday, 6 January 2012, he refused to put on his sports uniform and didn't want to go to school anymore. I guess the novelty of going to school had worn off! From then, he has refused to put on his school uniform every morning and always says 'mai school'. Up to Wednesday, 11 January 2012, he would be crying and saying "I want daddy/mummy..." when we dropped him off at school. We were told that he was alright after a while, and would participate in the activities.
On Thursday, 12 January 2012, he didn't cry anymore when we dropped him off. He seemed resigned to the fact that he has to go to school and sadly said "Bye, mummy" when dropped off. He still refuses to wear his school uniform in the morning and eat lunch at school.
We thought he would settle in well and like school since he seems to be the participative kind of child (unlike Julian at that age)... I guess we were wrong... We hope he will eventually (and hopefully soon!) like school and look forward to going...