Thank goodness for the resilient and willing senior students and staff, who have all pitched in to make this transition run as smoothly as possible. I must say, that after only two days, the new area is shaping up to look mighty fine and completely workable. My generous team have even allocated me a terrific new 'nook' under the stairs, which may not sound that great, but it is far more spacious than the space that Harry Potter had, and a lot more private and cosy than the space that I previously had, so I am actually really pleased. The kids that I work with are super keen to get into that space and start working again, so the novelty of a new area could actually work in my favour.
The proposed new learning areas will be amazing, and are certainly something to look forward to for next year. In the meantime, it's all in together - never mind the weather - for the next semester at least, and although this transition will ruffle a few feathers along the way, I am pretty sure that we can make it work. We have a good strong team that can rely on each other and I think that that is the magic formula that will see us all through this.
Only a couple of days until the end of another term and the halfway point of the school year. The final stretch leading up to a term break is always extremely hectic, so this is not new territory for any of us, but it is definitely a different way to end things. They say that change is as good as a holiday, and I am getting a good dose of both at the moment, so win-win.
I am really looking forward to this winter break, I have so many people to catch up with and things to get done, but I also just want a few sleep ins, some movie watching time and some curl up with a cuppa and a novel time. Zoe is celebrating her 20th birthday on Friday, (where did that 20 years go?) so that will be the kick off for these holidays. Can't wait to get the break started!
Release Date: 2016
Running Time: 113 mins
A sweeping CG animated adventure from Disney that boldly goes where no other Disney Princess movie has ever gone before by leaving out the love interest and giving the heroine total control over her own destiny. Yes, that's right, no prince character to be seen anywhere and a good dash of feminism that doesn't feel forced or heavy handed at all.
A daring teenager named Moana is chosen by her ancestors and the sea to engage in a quest that will save the many islands of Oceania from wasting away. She must enlist the help of the mighty demigod Maui in order to fulfil her mission, but this demigod is not easy to wrangle.
I was completely swept up in the exciting adventure and pace of this movie. The animation is incredible, the voice actors are perfectly cast, the soundtrack is fantastic and the character of Moana couldn't be more adorable. Disney have hit a bullseye here, Moana is right on the mark and very forward thinking. I far preferred this to Frozen, which I found intensely over-rated, and I was so relieved to see that the Disney Princess genre had fully redeemed itself in such a pleasant way.
FINAL SAY: If you wear a dress and you have an animal sidekick, you're a princess.
4 Chili Peppers