REFLECTION | By Sharon M.
Moving to a different country away from home can be a mix of emotions. There is the sadness of leaving behind friends and family but there is also the excitement and joy of starting a new life in a new place with new people.
I moved to Nova Scotia with my family at the end of October. We come from a place in South Asia where the temperature soars as high as 45°C and almost never drops lower than 15°C. Naturally, it was hard for us to get used to the chilly weather. (But we know there's worse to come!)
Nova Scotia has really impressed me so far; the diversity in the culture and how easily people from different parts of the world can blend in is amazing. I expected my family and I to have a hard time fitting in but we already feel like a part of this large community probably because the people are very warm and welcoming. I love it here!
As for my school, I started at Dartmouth High on October 28th. This school is nothing like my previous school. Truth be told it is ten times better! The system of education appeals to me and I find it easy and comfortable to catch up on studies. The staff and students are extremely helpful and friendly. I love all my classes; Art and Design, especially, are fun, exciting and new. Unlike my old school, DHS has many opportunities for sports, music and the arts. The school clubs and extracurricular activities are really cool and fascinating. I, personally, am interested in the Multicultural Club, Ultimate Frisbee, Writers Club, the School Newspaper, the Improv Club and the Yearbook Committee. I think that I am going to have a great year here at Dartmouth High School.