JD started Primary School today. Through various devious means we managed to get him a place in the "best" Primary School in the city and so he is now in a class of 40 - one class out of a 10-class intake.
The first day was the usual Chinese chaos. We were told to arrive at school at 8am, until a text at 11.40pm the previous day which changed the time to 8.30am. Guards at the school initially wouldn't let anyone in without seeing a text message on their phone - a message which hadn't been sent. And on arrival at the classroom we were asked to hand in a copy of out house registration - something nobody had brought since nobody had been told it was required. and so on...
Rather alarmingly, the white circular machines [such as the one above left] hang on walls around the school. So far, nobody I've asked can tell me what they are! Worrying...
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