End of the 2009 School Year

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It is November and the words of the Christmas carol “Silent Night” are ringing in my head, especially and emphatically in the part “ALL IS CALM”. The 2009 School year has come to an end at the Christian School in Camiri. The teachers still have to come to do paper work and various administrative tasks. The students have started their vacation, except those who got very low grades and have the chance to do some extra work in the following two weeks to improve their notes.2

The classrooms are empty. The shouting, uproar and noises are gone. No more “be quiet, please” or “take your seat”. The “he punched me first”  excuse- phrase is a thing of the past.

We colloquially called children “kid” which literally means “a young goat”. Goats are by nature extremely curious, intelligent and easily trained. They simply have to climb, escape from their pens to investigate and are well coordinated to hold their balance in the most precarious places…sounds familiar?

Summer vacation will officially begin in December, but for the moment the pace of school life has considerably slowed down. The school is quiet and peaceful, but it is not meant to be that way and I am already missing those little lovely “young goats”  all around.

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  1. y nosotros te extrañamos por estas fechas. No cabe duda que un maestro extraña su rutina de vida, aqui las maestras lloran en la fiesta de jubilación, algunas despues de 30 años de servicio se jubilan y las he visto llorar…y me preguntaba: ¿no deberían estar felices de no batallar con tanto chiquillo tan ruidoso? pero veo que todo maestro por vocación, extraña esas vocesitas que aunque ruidosas y a veces tan molestosas, son seres que te confían todo su ser y se dejan enseñar por “su maestro”. Felíz fin de cursos.

  2. […] is a school without children?  Quiet.” (here) Share this:SharePrintEmailFacebookTwitterLike this:LikeBe the first to like this post. Published […]


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