Two words that mean the most to a teacher… Thank You!

After all these posts about gratitude and writing about all the things I am grateful for I was delighted to receive this message from the mother of an ex student –

Just to let you know…my son got 99.90 ATAR score – thankyou for inspiring him to reach his potential! 

What is so special about this message is actually not the amazing score, although it is a phenomenally good score!

It’s not even the incredible talent of this young man, and he is incredible!

What is amazing to me is that I taught this boy SIX years ago! He was in Year Seven and wasn’t even in my class. I selected him for an extension group designed to challenge underachieving boys and worked with him for about two hours per week.

Now… six years later I receive this message as he graduates High School.

If ever a teacher had a doubt…

“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.”

– Henry E Adams

Below you can see the article showing my old school and how well they done on the league tables this year. No wonder with the incredibly talented group of boys in that class!

I can’t wait to see what they bring to the world in the future… it promises to be mind blowing.