Old Australian textbooks

 Some time ago, I went to the head office in Melbourne, Australia for further training. One weekend, my cousin who lived there called me and asked me to eat at his house.
   When I arrived, my cousin and sister-in-law were all out, and their daughter Melissa opened the door for me. After I walked in, she told me her parents would be back soon and asked me to wait.
   After a while, Melissa took a book and sat next to me. When I saw it was a textbook, I was puzzled. The cover of the textbook was a bit old, but it was the new semester that started.
   Later, my cousin and cousin came back, and the topic in the chat turned to Melissa’s old textbook. The cousin said that Australia is different from China. Primary and middle school students do not need to buy textbooks. Textbooks are like blackboards and desks and chairs. They belong to the school’s public property, and students only have the right to use them. At the beginning of each semester, the first class of the students is to pick up the textbooks for the new semester in the library, and then the teacher will explain the usage rules for them. After class, students should put the textbooks in the special cabinets assigned to them by the school. Melissa was allowed to take the textbook home because she was ill a few days ago and dropped out of class and was in cram school, and submitted an application to the teacher.