Students zip lips for big assembly
KEEPING a surprise may seem like a fairly simple task but when an entire school is involved it can be quite difficult.
But students from Westerway Primary School managed to achieve their goal of a surprise birthday assembly for their beloved teacher aid Zelda Browning last week, much to the delight of Mrs Browning.
“I was very overwhelmed to have such a wonderful birthday surprise,” she said.
“I was not expecting anything and it was lovely to see how excited the children were.”
Mrs Browning has been an aid at the school for 35 years, and the assembly also served as a celebration of her service to Westerway Primary.
A morning tea was held at the assembly, where a cake was served and the students gave Mrs Browning gifts.
“It has been a pleasure working with children from Westerway and the surrounding areas for the past 35 years,” she said.
Mrs Browning said that several former students she had taught had enrolled their own children at the school.
She said she had been inundated with cards and gifts.
“I thank the children and parents for the lovely cards and flowers, and for making my birthday very special.”