Another Year Has Passed / また1年が過ぎました

2017.4.18 [Language Center Blog] 教職員  担当: Sinéad O’ Connor

 Today is the last day of exams for junior high school students. In the morning I proctored an exam for the 7th grade students. Proctoring is pretty simple - I hand out the tests and keep a watch on the students so that if they drop something I can help pick it up, or of they feel sick I can get someone to help. Luckily, the students were fine and finished the test without any trouble.


 At that time I thought a lot about the students who were in front of me. It has been one year since they joined Friends School. They have changed so much. On the first day, all the students were shy and a little scared. Their eyes were big and they watched everything. They also watched each other very carefully. Now, they have a more relaxed look on their face. Now they look at each other with love and friendship. They have a spark of curiosity in their eyes.

 They will continue to grow and change in front of me over the next 5 years, and I'm very excited to see that. I know I'll be really sad to see them graduate, but I'm really looking forward to seeing what they do in the future. I hope that they never lose the look of determination and the motivation, and curiosity they have right now.
   Translated by M.A 高1