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2018 Newsletter Edition 3

WHEN HOPES AND DREAMS BECOME REALITY

Kerryn Coombs

CONFIDENCE, SELF-BELIEF AND VALUE IS RESTORED

 Tamika King, SMG Pastoral Care Worker and Tahlia, Moonta Area School Student

Tamika King, SMG Pastoral Care Worker and Tahlia, Moonta Area School Student

“I first started talking to our school’s Pastoral Care Worker in year 9 about some help for a photography project I was doing. She showed me the way around my camera and I have learnt a lot, and my photography dreams have become a reality. Being involved with Tamika has also helped my school work out a lot. I have learnt coping mechanisms, my anxiety levels have come down immensely and I can cope with situations now that I wouldn’t have been able to cope with two years ago.” Tahlia, Year 11 student.

Tamika King is the Pastoral Care Worker (PCW) at Moonta Area School, and her goal was to “help Tahlia gain more knowledge about photography as well as increase her understanding and confidence in herself and her own abilities. Tahlia is now on the way to becoming a professional photographer.”

Tahlia’s parents have watched their daughter grow as she has worked with the PCW “Since Tahlia’s interactions with Tamika we have seen a big difference in her confidence, in her everyday dealings with school work, teachers and her friendship groups. Tamika goes above and beyond and her guidance has been invaluable to Tahlia. If every school had a PCW like Tamika that could change the life of just one child, that would be reward enough.”

Your donation to SMG makes it possible for young people like Tahlia to learn, grow and reach their full potential.