Last year Jamie started Grade 0 at Pre Primary. He started out shy and uncertain, but eventually got excited about the new adventure. As the year progressed it got harder, he had extreme problems with his sensory issues and that meant trouble at school. He was misunderstood and blamed for everything that went wrong, it crushed him and we ended the year with a boy that had no self confidence who didn’t believe in himself at all.
But there was an angel in the background, who bonded with him even in Grade 0. Aunty Ilse, his Grade R teacher. She knew how to handle him with just-just the right amount of discipline and love. When she speaks, Jamie listens. And she was often called last year when no one else was able to handle Jamie. You can imagine Jamie’s adoration for her; and the prospect of him being in her class this year for Grade R made him excited.
Grade R with Ilse didn’t disappoint. She was everything our little dude needed, she understood him, showered him with love and hugs and taught him so much. She believed in him and in doing so we have a boy who now believes in himself, who grew more confident in everything and is on top of the world – right where he should be. I’m incredibly thankful for her and yes, I cried when I typed her a thank you message this morning telling her what she meant to us. What a special person ❤
How my boy grew in 2 years – physically, emotionally and so much more. My little sponge ❤
He also brought home a wonderful report – it is clear that maths is a strong point for him as he only got 6’s and 7’s on the different aspects they were evaluated. The rest of his report also strong. A total of 12x 7’s, 25x 6’s, 9x 5’s and 11x 4’s. Proud mommy!