SPRING TERM 2017 JACK PETCHEY AWARD WINNERS
Miraya Gamsiz, 9I
Since joining the school in Sept 2014 Miraya has been taking insulin at lunchtimes and recording it herself. This has never affected her in anyway and she has continued to make progress in all of her subjects. She has accumulated over 4820 positive behaviour points with no negatives at all within the last 3 years. She has tirelessly contributed as a school council in years 7 and 8 back to back and decided to step down and give her peers a chance to become a school council. She also suggested she wanted to concentrate on her subjects and achieve the best possible results. She is self driven, inspiring and has won my respect for the nomination.
Mario started at Woodside with very little English. He recently arrived into the Country from Italy. He demonstrated tremendous Effort, commitment, hardwork and growth throughout the Year. He embedded himself into the life of the school, using all the opportunities made available to him. Mario has the combination of a positive attitude and belief that is so essential to the learning process. Due to this, he has achieved good grades in all his subjects, resulting in moving to higher sets, especially in his English and Maths. He is an outstanding musician and has performed beautifully, with such finesse to his peers in School and outside the school.
He is a pleasure to have in the year and his positive attitude and belief in himself, even in the face of difficulty, has proved to be an immense asset.
He is a talented, intelligent student with the charisma, confidence, strong values, and respect for others, which has endeared him so much to his peers and staff alike.
Shakira is a hardworking and dedicated student whom has become a real role-model aswell as demonstrating real leadership skills this past year. She is one of our lead mentors and has done an excellent job in leading the mentoring team, both in school and on activities the mentors have taken part in outside of school. Additionally she has worked hard to improve academically, working hard to improve her grades culminating in her winning the excellence in English award for the spring term.
Zack Richards - Zack is truly deserving of this award as he has not only shown a phenomenal amount of strength and integrity, but he has done so with humour, care and an impressive, quiet determination. What he has done for others makes him additionally deserving of this awark is truly deserving of this award as he has not only shown a phenomenal amount of strength and integrity, but he has done so with humour, care and an impressive, quiet determination. What he has done for others makes him additionally deserving of this award.
It would not be an exaggeration to say that Zack has changed Woodside for the better. From our day to day interactions with him, to his significant contribution as a member of Woodside’s Equality Group, Zack has had a hugely positive impact on our community. His astonishingly powerful poem – which was shared globally after being published by the Evening Standard – continues to inspire, move and educate others. There are not many people who can say they have achieved so much.
Kleida Nanaj - Kleida couldn’t be a more worthy winner. She is a student that inspires me to do the best I can and makes it worth coming to work every day. She has an infectious optimism that rubs off on others and this in turn helps them to do better too. She is resilient and has a determined attitude which shows itself through her perseverance and focus in all aspects of her life. On a personal level, she is a very friendly and helpful person who always tries to help others in need.
What really sets Kleida apart is her drive to improve. Her relentless focus on ensuring she understands everything she is taught forms the foundation for her success. This, combined with her willingness to share her knowledge and understanding in order to support her peers, makes Kleida a worthy winner of the Jack Petchy award.