Today my oldest daughter will take her 高校受験 (High School Entrance Examination).
She’s a 中学校三年生 (Ninth grader (last year of Junior High in Japan)).
In Japan, the school year is 四月から三月まで (from April til March).
小学校 (Elementary School) is grades 1-6, 中学校 (Junior High) is three years (grades 中1～中3…(equivalent to grades 7-9 in the U.S.)), and 高等学校 (High School) in Japan is also three years (the equivalent to grades 10-12 in the U.S.).
Both 高等学校 (High School) and 大学 (College) have Entrance Exams.
My two younger daughters made a card for my oldest to wish her Good Luck on her test today.
I bought her a box of special Kit-Kat chocolates for students taking School Entrance Exams.
Kit-Kat is one of the popular snacks parents give their kids when they’re taking an Entrance Exam. Kit-Kat is popular because it’s name sounds like “I’ll surely pass!” in Japanese.
(Click here to read another post that I mention another flavor of Kit-Kat for High School kids taking the College Entrance Exam.)
The packaging of the Kit-Kat that I bought is like a postcard…and it can actually be mailed.
Well, to my oldest daughter:
ガンバッテね！ (Good luck!)