JOEL ABERNETHY ADVANTAGE RECIPIENT – 2020
Zain is in Year 5, and was nominated by ACMF teacher Rachel Scott, who teaches him music at St Therese Catholic Primary School Sadleir.
Rachel writes, “When Zain first met me, the first thing he told me about was his love for the violin”. Zain had previously enjoyed a few months of lessons before he arrived in Australia, and misses his violin very much. Even though he has his own instrument and practises often, he doesn’t want to forget what he’s learnt so far. Zain works well at school, and is always beautifully behaved in music lessons.
Zain told Rachel “I really love my violin, Miss Rachel… it has been a real friend to me”. Zain brought his violin into school to play to his class, and share his talent.
With funds from his scholarship, Zain will receive an entire year’s worth of weekly music lessons from a local teacher. Rachel looks forward to seeing her student Zain blossom, given this opportunity. CLICK HERE to see him in action.