I can’t believe that this will be my last week at Drysdale Primary School. Three years as Assistant Principal seems to have gone by in a flash and yet so much has happened within this time. It’s hard to explain in words just how much of an impact DPS has had on me. This school is a unique and special place and it certainly will be hard to leave when I have to say goodbye on Friday.
I want to thank all the staff in our great school, Admin, Inclusion, Teaching teams, Maintenance, IT, and, our Canteen staff, I see little actions every day from our staff who go above and beyond to care for our students. I greatly admire their compassion, dedication and, energy. During my time here, the staff and I have worked together to introduce Inquiry learning to our school, from the beginning of this the staff were eager, open and excited to start on this journey and full of intelligent thoughts and questions as we implemented it. This is just one example of their skills, but there are many more. I feel extremely lucky to have worked with them.
To our wonderful parent community, thank you. There is no greater honour than to be trusted with the responsibility of educating your children and I thank you for placing this trust in me as a leader in our school. I have loved working with you all to bring together our school community and take so many fond memories with me from Spring Fair, Gardening Club, Mini Mudders, Slime Dunks, Working Bees and many more. We really do have a wonderful community here at DPS and I believe it sits at the heart of what makes this place so special. I will never forget how the community rallied around the staff when we lost one of our own, getting us through the most difficult of times.
Finally, to our students, the most important people in our school. You are the reason I love coming to work every day. It is a pleasure to see you all when I am out on yard duty and to hear about your day, to listen to the excitement in your voice when you have learnt something new or to see your enjoyment as you play with your friends. You all have so much to offer this world and I know each one of you will achieve great things. Wishing you all a safe and happy holiday season. Merry Christmas everyone!