In 2008 my niece Monique started High school. She was having problems with the assessments and asked me for some help. I helped her all the way through by pointing her in the right direction and lots of encouragement. It didn’t stop there as her sister Alana started High school and I helped her as well. This has started to be a normal thing for me as I have two of my Grandchildren in school. Chloe is in Year 12 and doing well. Emily is in Year 10 and is having lots of problems with school. It has taken me 7 months to get her on the right road and I hope this will go well for her.
My sister and I volunteer at the primary school my niece Tahlia Year 6 and Granddaughter Lilly Year 5. The principal came to us and asked if we would like to do a University course, telling us it was only for 12 weeks. I thought about this for a while and remember how I struggled through school. Then I thought that this course was for me and I went to the first day.
It was a very intimidating time listening to the things we would do. They made us feel welcome and assured us we could all do this course. I felt a lot better. I have now enrolled and have done the first class. My goal is to finish the 2 years and graduate at the end. This is to show all my nieces and grandchildren you can do anything you want at any age.