Hi Theo and Hi to RT as well,
I too welcome you to the forum. Is it possible for you to have another talk with the principle? Are there support people at your school whom you can talk with as well regarding how you are feeling and your fears about the scholarship?
Have you heard of Kids Line?I am sorry I don't have the number on me at present. You can phone them and talk about any kind of issues you may have.
Do you know if you will have this same teacher next year? Would it be possible to organise a meeting with your parents, the teacher and the principle to discuss your issues?
I know when I concentrate on my issues, I forget o see the good stuff that is happening in my life as well. Like RT, I am not wanting to minimise in any way your current dilemma, just to help you focus on what is good as well.
At school I struggled and gave up. I congratulate you on your awareness of what an education means to you and also your family!
Wishing you well from Dools