By the way, to those of you interested: The Kid is doing well in his new school. Well and thriving!
We've had no problems with anyone/anything. The teachers are good, the principal understanding and accommodating, the school well-resourced and The Kid happy. He is patient, focussed, respectful and hard-working. The teachers say he is their fastest puzzle-solver.
And I am very, very relieved. After the experience we had with the first school, to now see everything working so well reaffirms my belief that it wasn't just me being some sort of an overbearing, protective parent - that there, genuinely, was a problem with the school.
It does mean that we now make several trips with the car every day - the school is not walkable from where we live - but at least The Kid is doing well, and that means a lot to us all.
He is happy and thriving.
PS. Haha, makes me smile to see that even on these photos it's obvious from which direction the Southwesterly wind is blowing - look at all the trees "bending". Welcome to Southland!