Sunday, 18 March 2018
Newstead College Awards
He worked really hard and really enjoyed the year. His college have their award ceremony at the beginning of the year, as they need to wait for their results to come through at the end of the year.
summer holidays he got two letters in the mail, to say that he would be receiving a subject award and also a special award at the ceremony. He absolutely loved his Media 3 class and I knew that he was doing really well in it throughout the year, so we assumed he was getting the Media award, but we weren't sure what the special award was for. It was lovely to hear that a lot of his close friends and Erin were also getting awards.
Jay won the Media 3 award, and also received the Newstead College Association Award. When they read what the award was for, I was so proud of him. It was for a 'positive attitude, resilience and independence'. When I think back to how Jay was after Aaron passed away and see how he is now, I can't believe how different he is. Even though his college teachers could see those traits in him, they really would have no idea how far he's come since grade 7. He was very excited that he also received $200 as a part of that award.