Friday, 20 August 2010

We rule the school, Winter 2019

Round 13: Winter 2019

Principal Nyah Marlowe is 33.
Students: Dawn and Zach Whitfield are 15, Josh Cooper, Finn Harris and Lilly Fielding are 14.

Zach decided some time ago that he wants to become a doctor when he grows up. He's been spending most of his time in the school library studying. He's feeling like a third wheel anyway, or maybe like a fifth wheel. There are only five students at Wellington High and the other four have their boyfriends and girlfriends in the same school. Zach's girlfriend lives just outside the city border so she goes to a different school. He prefers to look at the books instead of having to watch the cuddling couples.

If he goes outside, he will have to see and hear his sister make out with her boyfriend.

Inside the school it's Lilly and Josh who gaze adoringly into each other's eyes.

Sometimes it seems though that Josh and Lilly have different opinions on what is romantic and what is not.

The kids are really testing Nyah's patience this year. She usually finds a total chaos if she has to step out of the class for a while. And usually it's Dawn and Finn causing the problem. Lilly is always hard at work - probably because she fears that Nyah will tell their parents if she misbehaves. Josh and Zach are at least sitting at their desks even if they haven't even opened their study books.

Nyah tells Dawn and Finn to come to her office after classes. She has become very good at dealing with these sort of things. First she just stares at the students without saying a word until they start squirming in their seats. Then she calmly tells them that their behaviour will be reported to their parents and if they continue to act like this they will get suspended for a week.

Dawn and Finn both realize that maybe it's time to start behaving. They would never hear the end of it from their parents if they got suspended!

  • Title reference: We rule the school by Belle & Sebastian. I will use this as the title for all high school updates from now on.
  • This had to be the worst high school session in the history of Wellington thus the crappy pictures and the even crappier writing! It was an endless parade of noogies and pillow fighting. I really need a no-autonomous-pillow-fighting hack!


  1. LOL, I felt like that about my high school update right before Ethan went to college. Snoozefest! Yours was way more interesting!

    Dawn and Finn are so cute together. Lilly and Josh are too but that picture of Dawn and Finn is so adorable.

  2. Carla, thanks :) I'm hoping that it'll be more interesting the next time because there will be new students and it's always fun to see how they will fit in.

    I really like that picture of Dawn and Finn too. And it was completely autonomous although I made them sit on the bench! I'm lucky I noticed they were cuddling so I could snap the picture.

  3. Poor Zach, having to be alone all the time... It probably won't change next year unless one of the couples break up. I don't think Zach would hang out with 12 year olds!

  4. It must be hard on Zach, not having his girlfriend around when everybody else has. I can understands he's in the library a lot.
    It seems like there really wasn't much going on, but you made the best of it in this update.
    I like that Nyah called Dawn and Finn to her office, I think they look a little bit guilty sitting their.

  5. Flit, I don't really see Zach hanging out with 12-year-olds either. On the other hand it's a good thing he's concentrating on his studies. Getting to med school (and passing it) isn't exactly a walk in the park.

    Tanja, there really wasn't much going on, I think I took about 14-15 photos when I usually take at least 30!

    Nyah won't take any nonsense from her students and Dawn won't get a special treatment just because they're cousins.