As of 1:40PM-ish yesterday, I am no longer taking lessons at school. It’s been a great couple of days, so I’ll quickly list a few things that have happened during them:


  • School House Executive meeting where we consumed the first full breakfast in the new School Rec Room, which (compliments to the chef,) was very good. Apparently they’re going to do it every day next year. Pity I won’t be there to enjoy it.
  • Publishing a Macadam’s Manifesto in record time (less than one period). That was great fun!
  • Receiving the “Laziness” award in the House Farewell assembly. I doubt that I’ve ever been more honoured :).
  • Getting a score of 12 (0.6% error) in the National Titration Competition. That’s a gold medal! Thursday

  • Water Fight at recess. I got two 80-litre bins worth dumped on me… It was just a pity I had to leave early for a maths test.
  • Leavers’ Lunch. Not too much of note happened there, bar an extremely moving speech by one of the teachers, Mr Rae, who (for those of you who do not know,) has not been at school at all this year due to a life-threatening cancer, which is now in remission. The account was heartfelt, obviously hard for him to tell. I would probably be right in saying that there was not a single person in the room who was not moved.
  • Leavers’ “Barbeque” at Collegiate. It was actually a roast. How disappointing.
  • Going back to Richard’s for the big, fun, non-piss-up get-together. It took a while before we got started with anything interesting… And when we did, we REALLY did. Richard’s Mum decided to straighten Jet Holloway’s hair. I’ll post photos as soon as I have them. It’s actually quite funny. We concluded that with a spot of Mario Kart on the GameCube, which was fun for everyone. Friday

  • Waking up to a cooked breakfast at Richard’s. Bacon and Eggs. Yumm.
  • Morning Tea. Biscuits, Foccacia (“Pizza”) Coffee and Orange Juice. In the Staff Room. That would have been interesting, had I not have had morning tea in there a few weekends ago during Titration Practice (thanks Grevesey!)
  • The Photo. We had a group photo of everyone who came to school in Kinder/Prep/Year 1. That was good, except that the photographer didn’t realise there’d be so many… So they took a second photo of only the Kindergarteners.
  • Chapel Service. The Leavers’ Service was probably the first time it actually hit home that I would not be returning to school. Not during the Hymns (“Were you there”, sung like a footy anthem), the Sermon (which included footage of us singing, circa Year 4, and Father John delivering one of my Jokes, and people finding it funny!), but when Mrs Short’s ELC Choir came up to sing. I sang in that choir in Year 2 (1996!), so that really caused it to hit home. I left the chapel crying.
  • Awards Assembly. I got awarded two awards (one was my Titration Medal), the other was a cap for Debating (about time). And that’s a fairly accurate wrap-up of my life over the past few days. It’s going to be really weird not going back to school after 14 years.