In life we take so many things for granted. But I always realise the impact that one comment can have or the difference that a little smile can make to a student. I can still remember the little words of encouragement that I received from my Grade 3 teacher, Mr Kelly, or the supportive push that my Year 8 English teacher, Mrs Guilders, gave me. These acts stay with us forever and have such a huge impression on young people. Everyday I try and have as many positive moments with our students as possible. I know one of these interactions might just stay with a student for a lifetime.
The messages I received today will go into my teaching scrapbook. Sometimes schools can be such busy places, however, it is important on days like this to sit back and realise what a wonderful job it is to be the principal of such a fantastic school.
Out of the many generous gifts that I received today there is one that I would like to mention. Jaymie spent five hours of her own time at home building a diorama of our school office. It was an exact model, except that my desk was spotless. Mr Cleary and I both loved it and it is now displayed in the office foyer. Thanks for such a thoughtful gift, Jaymie!
Thank you to everyone in the TPPS community for Principal's Day!