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Before the year I was expected to get 90 but I was lazy and had heaps of fun and still pulled a 85.5, but that meant no present (thus far). I'll most likely still make Exercise Science at Sydney or Wollongong so I'm pretty happy I didn't have to sacrifice much.
 

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Oh, and also...

* One of my favourite teachers took me and my boyfriend out for a celebratory lunch (his treat). It was great... he bitched so much about this one teacher I hated (and whom, apparently, the whole staff hates as well).

* I bought myself a few treats, from my school award money. I bought the book 'Geisha, A Life' by Mineko Iwasaki (I'm obsessed with geishas.. btw, the 'Memoirs of a Geisha' movie is coming out soon! AHHH!) and a DVD, 'House of Flying Daggers'. These also count for Christmas...
 

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I bought myself some treats with my own money - but parent-wise, no presents or anything - the marks were for my own advantage, and their pride was more than enough to satisfy me. :D
 
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i got schoolies paid for, a 2k alcohol supplied 18th party, a new phone and some cash from family/cousins.
:) Can't complain.
 

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i did well but have yet to recieve anything of monetary value. didn't expect anything and don't expect anything anyway. they're proud, and that's all i wanted from them.
 

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My parents and I had an agreement that should I get 95+ they would buy me the computer of my choice.
I've still got to finalise my specs but it is going to be a beast :D.
 

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My parents helped pay for my formal, earlier in the year they helped me pay for my car which was really kind. I think for Christmas they are getting me an MP3 player, all for my marks. I'm really grateful for it, I really didn't want anything.
 
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nesso said:
i got 93.50 and i dont feel any reward somple even from myself. i've got no satisfaction what so ever. i hated this year..i worked hard..i stressed hard core. it wasnt worth it i'd trade my mark in for an 85 (just so i could do the course i want) if it would mean i had more fun this year...

plus nothing from my parents..dont feel special

feel sorry for ya. Yhe u gotta hav fun in the last year, i enjoyed the last year n gettin a uai of 83 uai jus tops it off. I rather have fun then get a uai of 99. This is last year of scool, spend time wif ur friends n do crazy sh--. u neva get another chance at it ... studyin hard n gettin uai of 99 is not the key to happiness although it could be a factor... sex, party n flirtin wif teachers n gettin nothin but a smile is the key to happienss!
 

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Yep totally, lol I suppose the marks itself are a reward already ^^ Though my parents are asking whether I need a new comp/lappy...haha but having a trip around coming January is more than enough for me :)

lol, haha alot of late-nighters here still..
 

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yeah my parents are part of the 'the mrks are the reward' team. other schools give money to the dux? i got dux and the highest uai at our school eva and ill be lucky if they every actually put my name up on the little honour board thingy.... mind you i think the principal n deputy are a little miffed as both their sons got sent away and i beat them.. he he
 

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Obviously the reward would be harder to achieve depending on the person, but my dad decided to give me $1000 dollars for every point over 90. Now someone who is aiming for 97+ would find this great (and my dad probably would not have made the offer if i was one of those ppl). But i ended up with 92.65 giving me a nice two and a half grand in the bank. I guess the downfall is looking back and thinking if I hadn't stuffed up those few questions in each exam, I could be sitting on an extra grand or too lol. Oh well, i'm really happy with results.
 

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prinze__martin said:
sex, party n flirtin wif teachers n gettin nothin but a smile is the key to happienss!
Without wishing to turn this forum into a religious discussion, youll find no real happiness long term with either that or a high uai. Its all got to dry up eventually, think about that.

Back on topic My dad promised me $100 for each uai point over 90. I got 90.25. Gaaah. Oh well, it really doesnt matter, now that im working $100 is a days wages. I got a nice set of awards from the school, all of which were very prestigious but worth next to nothing. All up I got $80 worth of books. 2 of my friends who got a similar number of awards got $240 and $250 respectively. I got the ministers award for excellence, one of the top awards in the state, for which I got a pretty certificate and afternoon tea - total value about $15 probably. A friend of mine got a vocational training award, similar prestige but worth $2000!!!!! The awards system hates me, thats all there is to it.
 

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School gave me nothing. Got a computer off my parents though.

EDIT: I tell a lie, they gave me a nice plaque with: "Dux 2003" written on it.
 
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just in word from the parents: D, HD average uni and we'll give you a car!

I'll be damned if I can pass!
 

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got no gifts at all :(

Meh..I didn't get any gifts/celebration dinner or anything, and I got a UAI of 99.45, which I think is quite good..but yeah..guess it's a matter of opinion there...
 

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kcchippy said:
Meh..I didn't get any gifts/celebration dinner or anything, and I got a UAI of 99.45, which I think is quite good..but yeah..guess it's a matter of opinion there...
what...r ur parents really strict and hav higher expectations???
 

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kcchippy said:
Meh..I didn't get any gifts/celebration dinner or anything, and I got a UAI of 99.45, which I think is quite good..but yeah..guess it's a matter of opinion there...
a UAI of 99.45 is a gift itself. lucky you.
 

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