Addison Thompson from Cape Town

School here is very different from school at Athenian.  Exams, which are about to start, count for a much larger percentage of your grade but homework does not matter as much.  The nice thing about this is that if you understand the topic you don’t have to do the homework, but if you bomb the exam then your grade is seriously impacted.

Last Sunday was my birthday, so we went for a drive past Cape Town down the point and had a delicious lunch afterwards.  It was a great way to spend my birthday.  On Friday night we had a get together at someone’s house as a going-away party for all of the exchange students.  It was nice, except the power went out.  Trying to cook by candle light added a bit of a twist to the evening.  Because exams are starting everyone is studying, so there is not much going on right now.