WOW! Time flies by so fast, its almost fascinating. Anyway my first two weeks of attending high school at Parkdale Collegiate Institute (P.C.I) are over and let me tell you what I think. I was definitely very nervous when I walked through the doors at P.C.I, knowing that I'm probably not going to find my classroom and that I'm going to have to walk into the classroom late and have people staring at me. Thankfully, this wasn't the case. As soon as I walked in people were so nice and social and came up and talked to me immediately. Everyone knew I was "the new girl" because the school is pretty small and everyone knows everyone.
My schedule organized as a "Day 1" and "Day 2" schedule, where all of my classes are the same everyday except for every other day where my period 3 class switches between English A HL (Higher level) and TOK (Theory Of Knowledge). After two weeks of following this schedule I must admit that its unfortunately very boring this way, since I'm used to having a different schedule every day of the week. I like the schedule format in Sweden a lot better since I like change and variety.
I love all my classes (0f course, since I picked them haha) and my teachers, which I am so happy about because then every class starts off on a positive note. I also feel like I become a lot more interested in learning the subject when I have a good teacher that I like, teaching it to me.
I have definitely found myself a group of friends and they are so welcoming, kind and just awesome overall. The funny thing is about being here is that everyone at the school knows who I am, my name and what I'm doing here. I am aware that this might sound very "omg I'm so popular and I know it" kind of thing but I don't want to lie to you guys because the way that the school system works here is that, people who live in a certain area or neighborhood are placed at the school that is in their district. Exchanges are also NOT common because I would assume that most exchange agencies place students in smaller towns and not in big cities like Toronto. This means that as soon as someone from somewhere else, especially from across the ocean comes to the school, most people know about it and it becomes a "thing" if you know what I mean.
To wrap it up, I love it here and I definitely enjoy coming to school and seeing everyone everyday. Even though I miss Sweden and all you guys back home, I am very grateful for this opportunity and therefor I am going to enjoy every single second, while it lasts.