I came into the livingroom at 6:30 this morning (Sunday) to find one of the students, Esther, hunched over her physics book studying.
Esther has temporarily moved into the house having volunteered to do all our laundry while we are here.
The school is in the middle of exams this month and the kids take their studies very seriously. A few of the girls told me they regularly wake up at 4 am to study, sometimes earlier and when I expressed sympathy for them, they simply replied "we are happy to wake up early because we want to do well in school."
A common refrain has become "I can't image a Canadian kid doing that."