Today Kieran finished Year 6 at St Francis. (actually he was there for 6 years and 9 months due to his birthdate.) it's a small school and being Catholic with a fixed roll, few kids leave or start in later years. So it was very sad for me too - he has such a fab bunch of friends who are going to 3 different schools - usually the boys go to St Peters College but this year more boys are going elsewhere. (including Kieran - he did get a place at St Peters and would have been 3rd generation there but we turned them down.). He says he will miss his friends but not the school. We are hoping they will still continue to play in the same soccer and futsal teams.
The graduation mass was lovely and the leavers all received a cross. Great memories. I think he will fit in very well at his next school but oh boy is he going to get a fright at the amount of homework coming from a virtually no homework school!
One more child to go and in 2 years that will be the end of an 11 year association with the school.