I have bought, in successive and separate trips, 1) shoes and socks, 2) uniform pinafore, 3) school books - this one done by hubby, 4) uniform shirt, school bag and 5) plastic wrapper for books. And done various degrees of worrying about this and that in between and everywhere.
And finally, it all came together!
Tadahh! All set!
As expected, Mandarin was the main language. There were quite a number of non-Chinese though. So while I DID feel like an alien, it helped to know I wasn't alone. There was a introductory presentation in the main hall for parents while kids were led to the classroom, and also shown around to toilets, canteen etc.
Later we all adjourned to the classroom.
My new class!
Brought along Mr iPad so SE was fine. Plonked her on this side cabinet behind the other parents. After a while saw her sitting like this, engrossed...
Wait ya, I'm busy
I came out feeling much better about this whole thing. :) What I saw were dedicated teachers and real attempts to make the system and the school building itself a proper place of education.