While our preference was that he would come home and be home schooled this was not what he wanted and as he is 14 we felt it was important he got some say in what form his education took. His new school has been really understanding of his fear of change and have allowed him visits to the school to get his head around the concept of moving, so hopefully this is the beginning of a new chapter for him.
This morning after I dropped him off I headed to his old school with his textbooks, his library books and a letter for the principal and a lengthy formal complaint for the Board of Trustees. Thus begins the formal battle – though hopefully it will not be a battle and we will get the refund of his fees that we have asked for and they will formulate an effective bullying strategy for the sake of their current students.
Now that we have the complaint written and Christian installed in his new school, we hope to start picking up the pieces of our lives, including this blog which we have neglected somewhat this month. Apologies for their being no Sunday Study yesterday – Matt just could not get to it as we had so much we had to get done this week for Christian and then Matt had to drive to Tauranga for a one week intensive last night and won’t be back until Friday. Hopefully things will be back to normal here at MandM soon!