Teachers put first for special day
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.”
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.