HERALD WEEKLY ISSUE 608: 21 March 2012

First Day Back!
It was the first day of school and I honestly wasn’t ready to return to Tereora College. I actually enjoyed working at CITV and I felt like crying when the school holidays were at an end. I had to farewell the free internet, the rides with the news team, all the cool things that I did on the job. Let me tell you one thing, dear reader: Sleeping at two in the morning on a school night is not a good idea. Stupid two week holiday! Blah!
I didn’t need an alarm to wake me up. My mum was just as effective and, at least with her, there’s a guarantee that I will definitely wake up. My mind and body were still in the snooze mode, so I wasn’t too pleased when I woke up at six in the morning. I instantly wanted to jump back into my warm, comfortable bed, but that wasn’t an option on this particular morning.
The feeling of catching the bus again was really unnerving. When I got on, it was packed and I didn’t want to go down the ‘Walk of Shame’, so I decided to stand the whole way (which was just as embarrassing) and have a little chat with the bus driver. I really wanted to gap it back home, but it was too late. We had already arrived in the Tereora College school grounds. Argh!
The first thing I looked for were my friends. I didn’t want to be walking around the school, looking O.T.L. I spotted them straight away and almost ran to them. None of them looked too enthusiastic about returning to school. A few of them had dark circles under their eyes, which showed that they had a late night as well, like me. We grumbled and complained, but eventually, we got used to the fact that we were now at school.
The first assembly of term two was really…long. Our principal, Mr. Bali Haque stated the new changes for Tereora College. Our bell times had been drastically changed and we start at nine on Wednesdays. The second part gave me a thrill, but I wasn’t too sure about the first bit. Anyway, the assembly went on smoothly and we started our normal routine of going to our classes. -Norma Ngatamariki

Herald Issue 608 21 March
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- Pacific Media Assistance Scheme Seeks Innovation
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- Rerekura Teaurere New Climate Change Coordinator
- News Briefs

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