Teach­ers put first for special day

Tablelands Advertiser - - NEWS - Bec Singh

A TEACHER’S job can be chaotic and chal­leng­ing at times but also re­ward­ing.

Ma­reeba State School made their World Teach­ers Day cel­e­bra­tion last Fri­day ex­tra special by putting a smile on their teach­ers’ faces with a letter.

Stu­dents wrote lit­tle thank you notes and gave presents and cof­fee to show their teach­ers that they recog­nised their ef­fort and hard work in teach­ing them.

It was an ex­tra special cel­e­bra­tion for teacher Mrs Robyn Grigg who will be re­tir­ing at the end of this year.

She said she was sad to be leav­ing but wanted to leave on a good note and while she is still young enough to en­joy the life ahead.

“I am sad to be leav­ing and I am go­ing to miss it,” she said.

“It is what I have been do­ing since I grad­u­ated from univer­sity.

“The stu­dents have spoilt me as it is my last World Teacher’s Day and they have been very well be­haved.”

She said she had en­joyed her time and how far the stu­dents had come since the start of the year.

“We work as a fam­ily in the class­room. We en­cour­age in­de­pen­dence and life skills that they will use later in life,” Mrs Grigg said.

Year 5 class 5G stu­dent Chloe McNab, 11, said she wanted to say thank you to Mrs Grigg for all her help and en­cour­age­ment over so many years.

“She helped me raise my grades and con­fi­dence this year. We gave her presents, cho­co­late and cof­fee to say thanks ,” she said.

“I ap­pre­ci­ate all the hard work teach­ers do to help us learn so we can get a good job in the fu­ture.”

Pic­ture: Bec Singh

Ma­reeba State School year 5 teacher Mrs Grigg cel­e­brates her last World Teach­ers Day be­fore re­tire­ment at the end of the year with thank you notes, cho­co­late and cof­fee from her stu­dents.

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