21 October, 2017

End Of An Era and FNSI!

Yesterday was Nelson's last day of school. 
Here he is on his first day.
Nelson has completed his VCAL (Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning) and will commence an apprenticeship in roof plumbing in the new year. As part of his VCAL, Nelson had to do one day a week work experience in the field he wanted to work in, which was plumbing. He asked a friend's dad who said yes straight away but told Nelson he was a roof plumber. Nelson decided to give it a try and loved it.
Mick was so impressed that he offered Nelson an apprenticeship at the end of term 3 for this year! After discussions with school, we decided Nelson would do Year 11 this year but undertake the senior VCAL work (Year 12). He worked very hard this year and has successfully 
fulfilled all requirements for his certificate.

After 17 years of driving up and down Yan Yean Road and waiting in the car park for the boys, my school run days 
are over. It's a little sad but I'm sure I'll find ways to 
fill in that extra time I'll now have!
I joined Wendy and the girls for Friday Night Sew-In and worked on my Gail Pan stitchery. Not much left to go now!

15 comments:

Maria said...

Both Noel and you would be very proud of Nelson's hard work this year.So good he can go straight into an apprenticeship. All the best Nelson for your future.

Cute blue Christmas Stitchery..

Karen's Korner said...

Good luck to your son in the next chapter of his life and enjoy the extra time that you have gained.

Jocelyn Thurston said...

Your boy still has the same wonderful grin! So wonderful too he has found something he really likes. And lovely stitching.

Jeanette said...

Love your stitchery. Hugs,xx

retdairyqueen said...

Love the stitchery and well done to Nelson
Always good to see them get work in what the enjoy

Helen said...

Well done Nelson and mum who was always there to help in any way when needed. Love the stitchery Christine.

Käthe said...

Unsere Kinder werden viel zu schnell groß !
Wir haben schon eine Enkeltochter, Wahnsinn wie die Zeit vergeht !
Liebe Grüße
Käthe

Karen S said...

It will seem odd not dropping off or picking up. But I am sure you will get easily used to it. Congrats on how well he has gone. It is exciting.

kiwikid said...

Congratulations to Nelson for all his hard work, and to his parents for supporting him!! Enjoy the extra time you have now you do notmhave to do the school run.

Jo said...

Oh you'll be a little lost for a while. Enjoy all that sewing time..

Lin said...

Congratulations to Nelson - and you you on your FNSI win, lucky lady. Lovely work on the Gail Pan - I love her designs. xx

Maria said...

Enjoy your FNSI win Christine. 😁

Anthea said...

Well done to Nelson on his achievements Christine... I wish him every success with his apprenticeship.
It sure is an interesting phase in life & such an adjustment for you to make, now that all your boys have finished school. Don't be hard on yourself if you feel a bit lost for a while!
You & Noel can be satisfied that you've done such a great job getting them through school so well & given them a great start.

Janet said...

It is a new phase of life for sure! Congrats to your son for all his success and for more in the future! You should be able to get that stitchery finished now. :)

Susie Hoover said...

Good luck to your son! Being a plumber is a great vocation. Love your Gail Pan stitchery!