Thursday, September 17, 2009

Cait called me in the office yesterday. A bit shyly, she told me that she got her results from the UNSW International Competitions and Assessments for Schools. A month or so ago, she was shortlisted to take part in the UNSW ICAS Writing test. Yesterday the results came.

Cait got a Distinction! She is in the top 3% of the Singaporean cohort of P2 kids who took the test.

We were equally thrilled and shared her joy. KH and I are very proud of her. Sushi was our dinner treat to celebrate - just her, KH and I.

Today will see another milestone in the year - the CHIJ Dance Fest Viva Spiritus. P2 girls will put up dance performances for their parents. Cait has been very vague about the performance but we know that it is a Broadway number and the song is New York, New York. Complete with top hat - very Liza Minnelli! As was the case last year, she's told us that she's one of the five 'lead' dancers in the front. Having seen what she could do last year, KH and I are both looking forward to seeing her perform later.

8 comments:

Rita said...

Well done, Cait !!!!

The Chengs said...

Haha - would there be PHOTOS??!!! ;-)

Cory said...

Way to go, Cait!!

mummyof3 said...

I'm impressed! Well done, Cait!!

Santhi said...

Great Job- at only P2! Keep it going ;D
I know how proud you must feel. Dd had scored distinctions in Science and Computer... despite our joy and pride, the achievement felt diminished as her school only recognizes High distinction and presents the award before school ;<

The Chengs said...

Santhi, it's really true. Generally, for school admissions for instance (eg. DSA), schools only look at High Distinctions in UNSW...so it's not suprising that Distinctions are not revered as much, even tho' yea, as parents we are very very happy!

Momto5 said...

At least in this case the school gave it out in front of the P2 cohort, so Cait had her moment. :-)

There will always be higher mountains and sometimes mountains might seem like mere hills to others, but to the one climbing it, the view from that perspective is what matters.

The Chengs said...

Ah, our kids' schools never does that. They just hand out in class.