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If nothing ever changed, there’d be no butterflies

Last night was Kiaras Grade 0 graduation and today was Camerons prizegiving.

Cameron won a book prize for Outstanding Academic Acheivement in Life Skills, Chess and Sport and for the most merits received in his class 🙂 I am BEYOND proud of him.

Not only is it the end of the school year but it is the end of their time with this school. I only realised this morning how sad I actually am to be leaving and am having serious second thoughts about my decision.

The kids have been with this school for 3 years – 3 hard emotional years for us all. And the teachers they have had have treated them (and me) with such exceptional love, kindess and support.

They have given Cameron such immense confidence in himself and have nurtured his loving, caring spirit.

They have allowed Kiara the freedom, within their boundaries, to be who she is without judgement or criticism.

The staff have always been friendly and caring towards us all. They have understood when my child arrives with the same clothes on 2 days in a row because she refuses to wear anything else. They have taken calls from my ex-husband and understood. They have phoned me to let me know things that they really didnt need to but knew I would appreciate it. They have listened to my fears and reassured me.

But more than all that they have loved my children.

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.  ~Henry Brooks Adams



  1. 8 December, 2009 / 12:11 pm

    My Kevin use to be proper like that… which all changed round the latter years of primary school!

    Good luck in the new school.

  2. 8 December, 2009 / 12:44 pm

    Amazing achievements. Congrats.

  3. 8 December, 2009 / 2:33 pm

    Hopefully Kiara’s school uniform will be one of the outfits she will love – she can wear the same thing to school every day for the next 7 years! ; ) Hopefully Logan will be permitted to wear his winter uniform throughout the year!

    Congrats on Cameron’s achievements!

    • LauraKim
      8 December, 2009 / 2:45 pm

      Alet – dont make jokes like that! Its a HUGE concern for me! I give away bags of new clothes that she refuses to wear so I am praying she will tolerate her uniform!

  4. 8 December, 2009 / 4:39 pm

    change is very frightening. I hope this transition for you and the kids is going to be good.
    Well done Cameron!!

  5. 8 December, 2009 / 10:13 pm

    Sounds like it’s been an amazing school! Well done to both of them

  6. 9 December, 2009 / 9:40 am

    Well done Cam, we’re all proud of you. Good luck for next year, big changes for us all.

  7. Julia
    9 December, 2009 / 11:42 am

    Very well done to your boy.
    I know exactly how you are feeling as my son is also changing schools after 3 years. I cried at the Prize giving the other night. He received a prize for Perseverance and Continued progress. I cried for how far he’d come and for all we now have to leave behind. I know that I’ve made the right decision to move him but it is still hard. He was/is so loved at the current school, there was so much nuturing and respect. I am thankful for the first 3 years of his schooling because I realize that it could have been so different.

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