Thursday, November 24, 2011

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The wonderment of numbers

At 11 minutes past 11 oclock on the 11th day of the 11th month in the 11th year of 2000 Nayland Kindergarten celebrated the wonderment of numbers.

Our varied understanding of the importance of this day was celebrated by the children and teachers as they counted the seconds backwards from 20 to 0 to that moment when the number aligned.

I wonder what the children will think in 1 year, 5 years or 10 years time when they look back on this moment as they celebrate other important dates in their lives.

Signing off but not out!

Yes it is official my badge now says I am a teacher, not the Head Teacher, as Margie and I have exchanged roles.  I have had an amazing journey over the last 8+ years as Head Teacher at Nayland Kindergarten, and can genuinely say that I have loved every minute of it.

I delight in seeing ex Nayland Kindergarten children and families in the street, in their places of work and popping back into say hi.  Just the other day a young man called out over the kindergarten fence to say hi, and as I stood there looking up at him (all of 6 foot) it reminded me of the many families and children who have been a part of this place during my time. 

I would very much like to thank my work colleagues, Kindergarten Association, children, families, local schools and the wider community for the many opportunities, experiences and fun times.
The best bit is, that I get to stay in "the best job in the world" and continue to be a teacher at Nayland Kindergarten.

Thanks to Philippa for my new photo, she has certainly captured me at play, after all who would not want to play everyday.