It was a windy day in my school, Australia
International Boarding School. I was a shy girl when I first got here.
It was my second year studying in this school. I was happy to have a
friend here, Olivia - a really smart student. But I still missed my
friends from my previous school, Singapore International School, in
Indonesia- the best school ever. I had had a fun year there.
Once, when I was in my classroom, Olivia told me that there was a new
student from America.
“Her name’s Bridget and she’s on the way here with our teacher,” she
It's a really nice thing to make new friends. So we were really excited
to meet Bridget, especially as she was from America, our favourite place
When Ms. Judy reached the classroom with Bridget, she told me to sit
beside her for a week. But, as things turned out, things did not turn
out as we had expected. For a start, I was surprised at how mean Bridget
was. She knocked my chair over twice on purpose, and would say bad
things about me.
One day, when class was over, I told Olivia everything. Afterwards, she
told me to ask Ms. Judy to change my seating arrangement.
The next morning, I ran as fast as my feet could carry me to the
teacher’s room to meet Ms. Judy. When I told Ms. Judy my request, she
told me to sit with Olivia. Bridget, she said, would sit with Tommy. I
guess she thought that since Tommy was the class prefect, he could
manage Bridget better. When I reached my classroom, I immediately sat
beside Olivia and asked Tommy to sit beside Bridget.
At lunch, Olivia told me that Bridget’s dad owned a big company, and was
a wealthy man. She also said that Bridget lived in a mansion, and had
made several friends. They had formed a club called ‘Girls Next Door.’
I quietly said, “Ok, that’s great, but it's not nice to bully others!”
Olivia said with her mouth full, “I know what a bunch of snakes they
are! When Bridget and her gang passed our table, they kicked our table
and said a few bad things to us and teased us.”
We decided we had the same ideas and to tell Ms. Judy.
So, when Ms Judy appeared, we quickly told her everything. After Ms Judy
said that she would tell the principal, Bridget and her gang got a right
scolding that day!
Bridget said angrily, "I want to move to another boarding school!"
Just then, my mom called me on my cell phone.
“Is everything alright?” she asked anxiously.
I replied, “Yes, I told Ms. Judy already. And Bridget said that she
wanted to move to another boarding school!”
Mom said, “Ok, but who told you to tell Ms. Judy?”
I quickly answered, “It was Olivia, my only true friend."
The next morning in class, I shouted, “Hurray! No more class bullies!”
Olivia joined me, “Hurray!”
It was then I told Olivia that this was the very best school that I had
ever been to.