“This is one very proud Mum right here!!! ********* throughout his schooling has always been "that" kid - the one who is labelled naughty because he likes things to be black and white, the one who never got invited to birthday parties and the one who would wait patiently at every single prize giving and assembly for his name to be called out. We would tell him each time - work hard and it will be your name called out one day!!! He's always been content to be happy for all the others whose names were called. Well not today!!! For him to receive this award - it means more than words can ever express. In a year that has been difficult for our family it is the light that we have been hoping for.

Yes, he has worked hard to get up each morning and get on the bus(es) to school, he's worked hard at PT and in his subjects and he is working on himself too. Much credit needs to go to Vanguard as well - with Vanguard he has found the friends he's never had and the teachers that "get him" and have been able to draw out that passion in him to strive to do well and the people that have shown faith in him and his abilities.”

Parent of a 2019 Recruit