Soccer is a good release for him
WITH two younger brothers to contend with and a house renovation going on around him, Kyle Sarigiannis needed a different way to study for his HSC.
So his parents, Christine and Angelo, just handed him the keys to the family car so he could study every day at the local library in peace and quiet.
“It’s a little chaotic around here at the moment and poor Kyle is sharing a bedroom with one of his younger brothers, so the main way we are supporting him is by giving him the keys to the car,” Christine says. “He goes there every day until it closes at 6pm.
“On the home front, we pretty much cleared his schedule of chores and make sure he has plenty of good, nutritious food to eat. I figure if those basics are taken care of, he will be in a better place to do what he has to do.”
While Kyle is self-motivated, the HSC is not his only focus this year. The 17-year-old is in the sports program at Caringbah’s Endeavour Sports High and plays soccer in the premiere league.
“Initially at the start of the year we thought he may need to pull back on his soccer because he trains daily,” Christine says. “But during the trial HSC we realised it was actually a really good release for him to have. I think it’s important for kids to have that escape, as too much study is not good.”
Christine says she and Angelo reinforce to Kyle, who was named DUX of his year, to just do his best in the HSC. “That’s all we expect of him, the ATAR is not important, just that he has done his best, and he knows that.” Kyle Sarigiannis with his supportive mum Christine. Picture: David Swift