Tomorrow is my daughters last day at Concord School, as she transitions to mainstream school full time in 2022 after 5 years with Concord. I wanted to send a heartfelt thank you to the school for our time there, and couldn’t think who exactly to send it to, so it’s going to the top 🙂 I hope you will pass on my appreciation to all the staff involved in her care.
My daughter arrived at Concord as a very volatile little Preppie, struggling to understand what was going on, prone to meltdowns and not the least bit focused. Her IQ test came back ‘unassessable’ and school was quite a struggle for her. Over the years, she has shown what a clever and happy girl she really is, and that’s in no small part due to the compassion and care she’s been shown at Concord. Concord’s willingness to adapt teaching methods to the needs of the child, and the level of support provided, have been so helpful. The irony being that she’s progressed so well she now gets shifted into a system which won’t provide those things. But I digress….
I want to also highlight how helpful the level of support provided has been to me as a parent. I don’t have to constantly explain my child and direct how she needs to be handled, because your staff know. I don’t have to come in and deal with meltdowns, because you do that. And I get spoon-fed information because you know my child won’t ever simply pass it on. This all makes a big difference, and I’m going to miss it a great deal.
So thank you for being such an excellent school, and to all the staff who have taken great care of both my child and myself. Not only do you provide excellent teaching, but Concord also gives the kids every opportunity and dignity, as all children deserve and we will both leave with many fond memories of Concord, and will miss it greatly.
Mum’s name withheld
Dear Jason and Concord staff
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the entire Concord community for their care of our daughter and family over the past 6 years. With a special mention to the entire Year 11 and 12 teaching cohort.
We started life at Concord very new to the dedicated disability schooling system and leave knowing that we made the ABSOLUTE correct decision in sending our precious daughter to Concord. She has had so many wonderful experiences and opportunities over the years and leaves with very fond memories. She has thrived and grown under all your care. From SRC, to class captain, to bus leader – she very much sees herself as a leader and has a strong moral compass that has been broadened in these roles. Something she never would have thought herself capable of without the nurturing environment Concord School offers.
We will especially remain very grateful for the extra effort that ALL staff put in upon knowledge of her illness and her tentative return to school in Year 10 and 11. It’s fair to say that if it wasn’t for the care and understanding of the Year 10/11/12 leadership area over the past 2.5 years that she may not have felt able to stay at school at all. We will always remember everyone’s kindness, compassion, professionalism and overall care of all of us and our needs at that time. We will always remain eternally grateful.
She leaves Concord with very fond memories and a knowledge that she is capable of achieving whatever she puts her mind to. To be the best that she can be. With thanks to you all.
Feet up, relax and celebrate your own great achievements. You were the best that you could be.
Kind Regards to all……..
Mum and Dad’s names withheld