Yesterday morning saw my last end of year presentation day (for Primary School anyway)! Yes, my Bess begins High School next year (makes one feel rather old).
The primary school is one of the largest in NSW, so presentation takes a longgg time despite being confined to stage 3 (that’s year 5+6 for you out-of-staters). Two and a half hours!
So I suffered through the choir (dreadfully out of tune), the dance group (leopard skin leotards) and the band (not quite so bad as the others), little children talking about how they were going to be the leaders of tomorrow etc etc (was it wrong to take a book?) because Bess was presented her award at the end.
She received the citizenship award (and a $50 gift voucher). When the Principal gave her address she said how pleased she was that Bessie had won the award because she was such a quiet achiever and gave so much to the school (which she does, she is always volunteering to do stuff (like helping out in the support unit, and the library, and in the school garden etc etc etc).
Of course, I had a quiet weep (or six).