Senior Formal, Matric Farewell, Senior Prom…no matter the name you know it by, it’s a day that was a long time coming…..and yet to see all these youngsters so dressed up and embracing their newfound freedom as school leavers was still quite surreal. I don’t know if you’re ever prepared as a parent for your kids to grow up and become adults. I mean, we KNOW it will happen, but in our minds eye it always seems so much further off than it actually is. And then you blink and the day is upon you.
Last Thursday was that day for me and the rest of the parents of Crestwood Highs class of 2019. I’m always amazed at how much older all these kids look when they’re dressed up. The excitement was very real as they arrived at school for a small meet and greet in the school gardens – bless the teachers who know that all the moms (and some dads…hahaha, sorry dads…but we know it’s not really your “thing”) want to see what the kids look like on their big night. After a few more pictures (can we ever have enough?? haha) the departing class all dressed to the 9’s, boarded the bus for Woolwich Pier for one last party as classmates before they start their new adventures next year.
To the class of 2019 – I wish you all the very best for the future. The journey is only just beginning. And what an exciting adventure it is sure to be! Embrace it, enjoy it and most importantly remember that everyone’s path is different and while some may arrive at the destination ahead of you, it’s not a race and the journey is where the magic usually happens.
I hope you enjoy these memories of Ethan and his friends from their big night!