Monday, June 30, 2008

New year, new school

I went to go see my conseillère pédagogique at the circonscription (school district offices) today to make the plan for my new contract. She wants to keep me at my same schools: Nice Directeur School, Madame New York School, and Directeur Napoleon Complex School. However, there was a problem between the French intervenant and the teaching staff in another neighboring town this year, and since I can get there by bus I will definitely be at that school. We'll call it New School.

Now, I can do New School plus my other three schools without going over my 12 hour contract, but because Crazy Intervenant still wants to teach English just at a different school, she may end up with one of them. She was at Nice Directeur School last year and requested to go back there. Otherwise she may be at Madame New York School, but my CP is trying to offer her a totally different village. We'll see what happens. I told my CP that if Crazy Intervenant is going to make a fuss about it she can take Nice Directeur School, so we'll see what happens. I'll definitely be at New School, and I think I'm pretty secure at Directeur Napoleon Complex School. It's the other two that aren't certain.

And have I mentioned yet that Madame New York is going to be the new directrice at Nice Directeur School? Nice Directeur is retiring. A change is gonna come next year! Maybe it wouldn't be so bad if Crazy Intervenant ended up there instead of me. :P

I had my last day of teaching at Nice Directeur School today. It was just to give little end of the year presents, which I kind of regretted because they were seriously little monsters today. But I can't really blame them, it just isn't normal for kids to still be in school this late! Unfortunately I completely forgot to take pictures. Had my camera with me and everything, and just totally forgot. Tomorrow I'll be at Directeur Napoleon Complex School for the last time. I know, I know, my contract is over as of today, but I felt so rushed and busy last week that I decided to go an extra day to have a real "last day". Hopefully I'll remember to take pictures!

It's so weird. I don't really feel like it's over. I haven't really come to the realization that next week I won't be getting on that bus to go to school, that I probably won't see most of my CM2s again, and that next year will be different than this year.

6 comments:

shannon said...

Wow! These last two months have flown by. It seems like my contract just ended, and now yours is! Then again, I too went to some classes after my contract ended, because I was bored and wanted to avoid the disaster that was my room when I tried to start packing. LOL!

Monique said...

oh man you're done!!! What are you going to do during the summer months, now that you don't have to go home and find a job!?!

Congrats on finishing!!!

Andromeda said...

That's great you already (sort of) know your schools too! I agree, it's totally weird that school goes so late here. I don't think I was ever later than June 14. And college, May 14. Oh those were the days . . .

If summer travel plans happen to pass through Lorraine/Alsace, let me know! :-)

Le Tigre in France said...

That's great you know your schools already. With the new school, you should go and meet them as soon as possible if you can.

Leah said...

Congrats!!!! I'm just catching up on blogs and I saw your last few posts with this great news. I'm so happy for you, you really deserve it. I'll just croise my doigts for everything to work out with the schools and the Crazy Intervenante. Bon courage!!

Au Soleil Levant said...

Shannon - and then in just a few months we'll be back in France teaching English again!

Monique - I do still have to go home to get the new visa, and you know, see the fam, that kind of stuff. But I will still have to get some kind of job for two months....

Andromeda - I think my travel will be in the Perpignan area if I do any, but SNCF deals are my main determinant right now!

LT - went to meet New School already and they're all super nice, so I'm looking forward to looking there.

Leah - Thanks! Doigts croiséd for you too with the job search!