Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The very PROUD mama...

**Warning!! This is a serious brag session! LOL**

Lately we have savoured some sweet success stories involving my school aged children, Tahlia (10yrs) and Liam (7yrs). I am so immensely proud of the two of them and their individual achievements when it comes to school.

Okay... To be truthful, sometimes it really is like pulling teeth, especially when I ask Liam to sit down and start (yes...just start) his homework. He finds it incredibly boring and tedious....

Remember this...

{Please Read}

This was done waaaaay back in February of this year and nothing much has changed since then in regards to homework. Oh sure. He does it. Begrudgingly.... hee!


But yesterday was a good day....

He came home bursting with excitement and good news. In fact he had to tell me as soon as he reached the car.... "Congratulations" he read.... "Your son had been chosen to participate in the Maths extension program..."

OMGosh!!! He was one of five students selected from his Grade Level (Yr 2) to be involved in the new talented childrens' programs... Woo Hoo! It might not seem like much, but we attend a school that has over 1500 students. 160 odd which are in Grade Two.

Now, not to be out done.... Miss T has been outstanding!! This little "smarty" has also been singled out to be a part of the Gifted and Talented Childrens' group. Her Principal has also asked her to get an IQ test done! Seriously.... An IQ test??? She is one of two Grade Five kids who is now being challenged at school.

I have been asking her teachers over the years to please give her extension work. She loves school and thrives on learning new things. Simply put.... she is a sponge. Some of her teachers have obliged... others haven't. So to see something finally happening is really exciting for her...

Tahlia is in the Arts program at school. In Grades 5, 6 & 7, the students are split up into more knowledge specific classes... Science/Technology, Sports Development, Arts & Universal (students get a little taste of everything).


The Arts classes are involved in performance, dance, Rock Eisteddfod and visual arts ( ie painting etc..). The kids have been working with the local High School to prepare for their Rock Eisteddfod. Our girl has been selected to dance the lead role in Grease. Yep. That's right.....She is Sandy! LOL!! And she is extremely thrilled!!

Also on the dance front, during the school holidays "Madam" participated in her very first dance exam. We can now share her results.................!

HONOURS!!!

Woot Woo!! Way to go Baby!! It has to be those very long legs of hers!!! hee hee...

So after fair warning at the beginning of this post... I thank you for letting me be a very proud Mama and bragging away about my older kiddies! Thanks for visiting...x

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mum mum always said "Tahlia is from out of space"
meaning she's never seen anything like the talent this beautiful girl has ever since she was little.
Congratulations my Darling girl on the Honours result for your ballet. Congratulations also to Liam for being chosen in the maths extension program. What you put into it is what you get out of it. I am sure your mum and dad must be so proud, because we certainly are. Nannie and granddad Jim

jodie said...

what fantastic results Leanne!
Completely brag-worthy!!
xx

Lorraine said...

Congratulations Liam and Tahlia!

No wonder you're proud of them, Leanne - you deserve to be!

I would SOOOO love to see Tahlia as Sandy! If it isn't too much/too cheeky to ask, a little piece of footage would make my day?!

Lots of love to all of you,

(Auntie) Lorraine. xxxx

Elise said...

Woo Hoo!!!! Well done to your two!!! It's so nice to hear kids excelling .....makes it all worth while eh!

Jules said...

Wow leanne... i'll bet you are just bursting with pride!! ... awesome achievements, and so worth the heart swelling post.. :) x

Leanne said...

YAy.. for both..wow what a change from not wanting to doin extension.. excellent work.. yay... and dont forget to definately scrap that one...
and wowzers... Tahlia what a fantastic result and woot woot for mum.. definately bragness material.. congrats to both and yay for mum... naggin works..

Kerryn said...

Well done to them both, no wonder you are proud :).