To my amazing daughter,
We both kind of expected your first year of senior school to get off to a shaky start didn’t we? After all you didn’t know anyone at your new school and being as shy as you were we thought you would struggle a little until you found your feet.
I’ve never been so pleased to be wrong in my life!
You met a great group of girls on your first day and you’ve become firm friends with them all but even better than that, you’ve continued to make friends and you now have a huge amount of friends as your phone will testify to with it’s non stop beeping after school.
Your new school have been amazing and have gently pushed you out of your comfort zones, not only with the work you are doing but also with the things you do. Your confidence is now sky high and you’re blossoming into an amazing young lady.
To hear the teachers at parents night last week tell us that you were an outstanding all round student who was not only exceeding most targets but was also popular, kind and helpful made me so proud but the highlight of your school year for me came last night, when you told me something you did at school yesterday. You don’t even know how much it affected me but it really brought it home how much you had changed.
Last year in your last few days at primary school you felt sick at the thought of being one of the 10 people who had to stand up and clap at Pharell Williams ‘Happy’ but yesterday as part of a task at school, you stood up in front of your class and sang. On your own. And you just dropped it into the conversation like it was nothing and then wandered off to make a smoothie.
Remember the locket we bought you just before you started school that said ‘Be Brave Ever Day’? Well you have been and I could not be prouder.
Love you lots and lots and jelly tots,
To my grown up boy,
I can’t believe you’re almost in Year 6!
Your school report and parents night yesterday were both awesome and you know that I’m never concerned with the levels you achieve (although it’s always great to hear you’re achieving more than expected) but to be told by your teacher that he can’t recall a single occasion in the past year that anyone has said a bad word about you is just brilliant.
He says that it’s a credit to your kind heart and your sweet nature and that it’s very rare that he can say this about a child he’s taught. Apparently you’re ‘quirky’ and ‘individual’ and an all round lovely child and that’s so brilliant to hear.
You need to work on your self confidence though and I hope that by reading your school report and hearing the comments of your teacher that you realise that you are awesome.
I couldn’t be prouder!
I look forward to the next year of school and hope more than anything that you continue to grow into the fine young man that you’re becoming!
Love you to the moon and back,