Saturday, December 20, 2008

School Holidays-Yippppeeeeeeeeeeee

School holidays are here and I am so happy. Not that I don't like my job, I love it but I have had a big year and feel exhausted. It has been a very successful year for my students and I am so proud of every one of them.

Year 10 did exceptionally well in their School Certificate. My class is the 4th class down and they got 9 band 5s and 4 band 4s which was fantastic. Their marks ranged from 74 to 89. Well done year 10. I went to their Formal and had a wonderful time. It was the best year 10 formal I have been to. It was so nice having my photo taken with my class.

Year 11 blitzed it. They did so well especially 5 of my students whose marks were well above the rest of the year. One of whom received a special award at a special ceremony. It was called the Victor Chang Award. This is the second award my year 11s have received in the last 2 years. I feel so proud.

Year 12-what can I say. I am over the moon. I am so proud and excited over every single one of their results. I knew they would do well. 4 band 6s, 14 band 5s and 4 band 4s. Their marks ranged from 75 to 96. 3 students just missed out on a band 6 by getting 89-grrrrrrrr.I also went to their Formal and it was fantastic. I miss them already.

33 years of teaching. How many more do I have in me. I work hard and get very tired. I receive so much from my teaching, the job satisfaction is so rewarding. These results say it all. It is more than the results indicate, it is seeing the students achieve their personal best that makes this job so rewarding.

So after marking 50 assessment tasks and working out questions for year 12 to answer from their booklets next week I am having a total break from school work until the last few days when I will plan for 2009.

Perhaps I might get some creativity happening.


Deanne Stewart-Mills said...

Congratulations, that is a lot of excellent results for students that obviously have a wonderful teacher!!!
Enjoy your break!!

Libby Dyson said...

They are great results Rose-Anne and you can be justly proud of them. I know how much work you put into it all. Well done

leaisscraphappy said...

Enjoy your break, Rose-Anne, and congrats on your class doing so well! I'm looking forward to more of your creative bursts - I have left you an award on my blog. Have a wonderful Christmas!

Anonymous said...

You must be a great teacher for such great results..and I am so happy you get some time off from school. Now we can see what other wonderful Art you will be sharing with us. I love looking at your blog...such inspiration for me.
Enjoy the holidays.

Elissa Rose

In loving memory of my granddaughter Elissa Rose