I've been here in the beautiful country Ireland for nearly two weeks now and I'm enjoying it!
I'm attending a school called Rockford Manor, which is only for Girls, like most of the schools in Ireland. We are supposed to wear school uniforms, which saves a lot of time in the morning. I have to get up at 7:30 am, compared to Austria this is actually luxury! That's because school starts only at 9:00 am, but we have to be in school a Little earlier because the assembly takes place every morning. There the principle tells us general information about the things that are going on in school, while some teachers are checking the student's uniform, nails, and piercings or necklaces. Assembly is finished by the morning prayer and then the normal classes start. On my fist day I had to choose all my subjects, because there are compulsory subjects (Maths, Irish, Englisch, P.E., Religion, Careers and SPHE) and optional subjects - I have picked Business, Art and Geography. Exames have to be done at Christmas and by the end of the school year so they don't really have to study during the year!
The building is really old with many many corners and it is not well equipped with technology or furniture but I am getting used to it. :D
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Lovely Greetings from the Green Island