Friday, December 18, 2009

Day 334 - Last Day of school, goodbye to Sue

We had our Christmas lunch today and lots of goodbyes to various staff members - quite a few retirements, people whose contracts weren't renewed or others just seeking a change to greener pastures. This is what my friend Sue is doing - taking 12 months leave to check out another educational environment. She was sad saying goodbye to us as she has been at this school almost all her teaching life and she compared it to saying goodbye to her family. I will miss Sue and she is a significant loss to our school. But she has left a great legacy at Upwey HS and many of her ideas and innovations will continue. I am indebted to her for the many adventures she has persuaded me to embark upon. Her new journey will be invigorating and exciting for her and I wish her every success and happiness.


  1. Wow, I didn't know Sue was leaving. What is she going to do? It would have been sad for all of you; goodbyes are difficult. I'm sure Sue has made a big difference to the school. I've also lost two very good friends at school. Sigh.

  2. Hi Tania,Sue's off to MLC - it'll be an interesting change for her.