Saturday, August 13, 2011

He has a secret....

 *warning* Proud Mama moment...



..but he is BURSTing. To. Tell! This little smarty-pants has already achieved a "Student of the Month" award for his school this year and he is only in Prep.  But that, of course, isn't his news.  He has gone and topped that award. Pffiff!  LOL! Let me insert a little perspective in here...

My kids go to a large public school.  Unfortunately for the "large" part and it's not something we can really afford to change.  The "large" accounts for over 1300 kids.  That is just the Primary School.  Not High School and not Kindy.  

However, we are fortunate that the kids are thriving in their learning environment and not falling through the cracks.  They all have brilliant teachers and I love that I have the opportunity to go and help in-class every week ....and take Cameron with me. 

Every week sees students being awarded on Parade by their teachers and peers, by receiving accolades and praise.  Every month, one student from each class gets chosen by their teacher to get "The Student of the Month" award.  But the school has just introduced a new incentive for the kids to strive towards....

"AUSSIE OF THE MONTH"

Only four students from the junior school and four students from the senior school are awarded.  Eight in total out of those 1300 kids.  These kids are not chosen by their "biased" teachers (LOL!), but rather nominated by them.  The school Principal has the final say.

The awards are nominated based partly on courtesy, not necessarily academic achievements, being a good sport and of course behavior levels.

Sooo... in short... my little smarty-pants won, one of the first "Aussie of the Month" awards for his school!


As part of his prize, he gets to go to Sizzler for free!  Yay for Ethan!  LOL!

Please forgive me my little brag moment.  I am so very proud of my little school boy.  And I am also so very proud of my big school boy too!


This smarty-pants was nominated for the award.  I think he is a little disappointed he didn't actually win but at the same time he is gracious that his brother did.  The good news however, he came home with the "Student of the Month" award for August!  Gotta love that!

Thanks so much for visiting....x

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow i am so impressed and proud of my two nephews. Way to go boys! :-)
Love Uncle Ian

Jasmine S said...

Wow, they really are proud mumma moments. Congrats to both boys for the nomination and to little DS for his award. That is some achievement out of all of those children. Well done.

Alanna said...

Yay for your little smarty pants :) Good on them!! And good on the school for having such fantastic incentives! With kiddies like those, you can have as many proud mama moments as you like!

Kim said...

BRAG away, totally totally cool to be so young and already such a fabulous person.....

Jules said...

YAY boys!! ... and so you should have a proud momma moment leanne! so difficult to be a big fish in a big pond... well done! :) x

Sheree said...

Wow Leanne you must be so super proud of both your boys! Well done to both of them!

Sheree xx

Kerryn said...

I'd be a proud mama if I was in your shoes too. Well done boys :).

Felicity said...

oh that is sooo nice - Very proud moment!
enjoy your week x

Tanya Tahir said...

VERY well done boys!! I would definitely be SO proud of both of them! Being nominated is just as good as receiving it in my eyes, out of all those children. And it just goes to show what a great mum you are - you're raising some fine young men, Leanne! So kudos to YOU too :)