Sister Simone sends her best wishes and blessings as she offers this SEMESTER 2 REPORT – SCHOOL YEAR 2017 – 2018
The children still undertook English tuition, financially supported by Parishioners in Australia. We are very grateful for your on going support.
The children also still undertook Maths tuition supported by the Order.
· 2 girls in Grade 3: Both achieved Excellent grade.
· 1 girl in Grade 4 achieved Good grade.
· 2 girls in Grade 6 achieved Good grade.
· 8 girls are in Year 7, 6 achieved Good grade, 2 achieved Average grade.
· 5 girls in Year 8 achieved Good grade.
· 5 girls in Year 9, 4 achieved Good grade, 1 achieved Average grade.
· 13 girls in Year 10, 4 achieved Good grade, 9 achieved Average grade.
· 4 girls in Year 11, 1 achieved Excellent grade, 3 achieved Good grade.
· 7 girls in Year 12, 3 achieved Good grade, and 4 achieved Average grade.
Tertiary results for Year 12 children:
: was accepted in Diploma of English course in Kontum. She’ll continue boarding at the Convent.
: was accepted in Diploma of Sociology course also in Kontum. As Thiec & Xoan will be going to the same University, they’ll be sharing Thiec’s family motorbike.
· Le Na
: was accepted in Diploma of Education course (Pre-school Education) in Kontum. The course is 3 year long including boarding at school. Although Le Na was successful, her family has limited ability to afford her education. Given Tertiary courses in Education are supported by the Government, course fee is minimum. Major cost is in living expenses and educational needs. Exact cost is unknown until course commencement.
: achieved more than enough mark to apply for Tertiary courses. However her family, also in similar condition as Le Na’s, does not have the ability to provide her further education. Da Minh Tam Hiep Order in Dong Nai offers to assist with her education, at the same time undertaking the religious life. At first Van was unsure, but the in end, she accepted the offer.
: was accepted in Bachelor of Education course (Primary Education) in Kontum. She’ll also take boarding at school.
· Lac Lo
: Lost interest in academic education and decided to undertake apprenticeship in a Beauty Parlour.
· Mlung: Also lost interest in academic education and decided to undertake cooking course in Saigon to become a Chef.
Children undertaking Tertiary education:
: completed her first year undergraduate degree in Mathematics, achieving 12th highest mark in her year. She has started coaching maths to younger girls.
: completed her first year undergraduate degree in Music, achieving outstanding result, 2nd highest mark in her year. During summer holiday, Na plays music for the children in the Parish. Na’s family continues to support her. We offer Na to stay at the Convent, however Na’s school is too far for her to transport on bike daily.
: completed her first year undergraduate degree in Education (Primary School). She receives scholarship support for $500,000 VND (about $30 AUD) at the end of Semester 1.
: Completed her first year in diploma of Nursing/Pharmacy. De doesn’t need to pay for course fee in 2nd year. She however needs to purchase educational tools, but we can help as it does not cost much.
: is completing her final year in Diploma of Nursing/Pharmacy, and will graduate in October this year.