Imagine that you have changed your school recently. Narrate your experiences on your first day in the new school. How did you feel at the end of the day?
First Day in New School
After our Secondary Examination results were out, we all were trying to get admitted in the desired streams and opt for subjects of our interest. I had secured good marks in all subjects but despite a distinction in science, I wanted to opt for Commerce. I had always wanted to go for Commerce as my interests and aptitude lied there. But the problem was that my school did not offer the desired combination.
I had no other option but to look for admission in one of the other goods school which offered subjects of my choice. It was a hard decision to make. I never wanted to leave the school where I had studied since kindergarten. The campus was so familiar and it just felt like a second home. I was very sad to say goodbye to my school.
Another difficult thing was to choose the right school. I spent at least 3-4 days talking to the different persons and seeking advice about the best school which offered commerce in the city. I visited a few of them with my father and got the admission forms. I applied to three schools.
With good marks in my 10th, I had no problems getting admitted to the desired school. But it was a very heartbreaking moment to leave all my friends in my old school and to come all alone to a new one. I too was very anxious to be join the new school the next day. I spent a whole sleepless night. I kept wondering how would the new school. What kind of teachers will there be? How will they treat me as a newcomer? Moreover, will my fellows welcome me or will they ignore and avoid me as a stranger? With these anxious thoughts I did not realize when I drifted off to sleep.
The alarm woke up and anxiously, I got out of the bed to get ready to face the new day. The uniform I wore made me feel a little more anxious. The excitement, thrill and the anxiety grew stronger as I could see the school building just a few metres ahead.
I cycled more eagerly and as entered the gate, I stopped to ask the watchman about the cycle stand. He was a short, twinkling eyed and a smiling man. He directed me towards the cycle stand. His friendly manner lowered my anxiety and I felt calmer. We exchanged a few shy greetings and with our admission slips and headed for the principal’s room together.
The principal too was very warm and cordial. We were given a few general instructions about the school and were then asked to head for the school auditorium for the assembly. In the auditorium, the atmosphere was charged with excited and energetic students greeting each other. I was a bit shy but the students were very warm and friendly. Seeing me standing a little away on my own, a few of them came to me and introduced themselves. I also told them about myself. They were in the same class as mine. So we went together to stand in line.
As the assembly began, I at once felt at home. After assembly, the new students had an hour of orientation where we were introduced to the teachers and other important features of the school. All the teachers seemed friendly and nice.
After that we went to our respective classes. My class too was very friendly and cordial. Our class teacher also was a very cordial and a warm person. We did not have much to do that day. So we just talked and whispered to each other. I made a few friends the very first day and that made me feel very happy.