Bluey Discovers Italian School Life

Carissimo Diario (Dearest Diary),

STAMATTINA (this morning) MI SONO SVEGLIATA (I woke up) to the most delightful sound of UCCELLI (birds) singing outside LA MIA FINESTRA (my window).

IL LORO CANTO DELIZIOSO (their cheerful melody) filled the room and I couldn’t help but run outside to look at them…. and guess what I found?

A kangaroo statue was in the backyard…. It made me smile and feel close to home!

IL SOLE SPLENDEVA (the sun was shining), and the air was filled with the promise of a GIORNATA MERAVIGLIOSA (wonderful day) ahead in S.Stefano di Camastra.

I jumped out of bed saying to myself OGGI SARA’ UNA GIORNATA SPECIALE (today is going to be a special day) and indeed it was an amazing day.

After UNA COLAZIONE VELOCE (a quick breakfast) it was time to go to school for the end of year FOTO (photo) with my new friend.

Did you know that school starts at 8:00 and finishes at 1 or 2 in the afternoon and that Italian kids often go home for lunch?
I think it’s fascinating how children in different parts of the world do things differently.

I felt a bit NERVOSA (nervous) about meeting new friends but I was also eager to visit the school that I will be attending A SETTEMBRE (in September) when school starts again.

QUANDO SONO ARRIVATA A SCUOLA (when I arrived at school), the children were already gathering in the CORTILE (courtyard), looking adorable in their BLU GREMBIULE (blue uniform). 
Did you know that Italian Primary children wear a special uniform called” Grembiule”?
They look like aprons, and they can be BLU, ROSA (blue , pink) or even have colorful patterns.
They are worn over their regular clothes and it’s a way to keep their clothes clean while they learn and play.

We spent the morning chatting and playing, and by the end of the day, I felt like I had made so many new friends who took turns in showing me their lovely town.

As the day comes to an end, I feel grateful PER L’OSPITASLITA’ (for the hospitality) of the people here.

I also found out that the children here learn more than UNA LINGUA (a language) from a young age and that they have a subject called RELIGIONE (Religion) where they learn about Religion.

Learning about other cultures is soooo fun, and I can’t wait to discover more difference between Australia and Italy!


Good night, my friend.