“Stars Makes Me Proud of Who I Am”

Our Nightcliff Middle School Stars were proud to receive formal recognition of their commitment and hard work at the 2018 NMS Stars Awards Night recently.

Many of the students have spent the whole three years of their time at the school being supported by the Stars program. Year 9 Teachers Award winner, Tamsyn Tapper, spoke about her journey with Stars and the big impact it has had on her life and her education.

“I am a year 9 Indigenous student at Nightcliff Middle School. I first started my journey with the Stars Foundation when I was in year 7 and have been lucky enough to spend my whole middle school with the program.

Stars have helped me a lot with my studies, personal problems in and out of school and my attendance. Stars have given me a comfortable environment to talk and to just hang out when I need. I really like Stars because they take us out on excursions to many places where I would not get to go normally and have fun. Stars makes me proud of who I am as a person and what I stand for.

Finally, I would like to say thank you to Jordan [Stars Mentor] for all she has done to assist me through my time at Nightcliff Middle School and preparing me for the next chapter of my life in senior school. Jordan has not only been a Mentor to me but also a friend, a shoulder to lean on, a happy face to talk to when I’m down and just an all over amazing person to be around.”

Other award winners at the Nightcliff Middle School Stars Awards were:

  • Year 7 Teachers Award – Taleisha Castillon
  • Year 8 Teachers Award – Shaykoda Carne
  • Year 9 Teachers Award – Tamsyn Tapper
  • Rising Star Awards – Renae Peacock & Latoya Luta
  • Most Committed – Alannah Angeles
  • Academic Award – Hailey Angeles
  • Best School Attendance – Shynarrah Senge
  • Star of the year – Mia Brahim