Farewell to the School Year for 2014

We have just farewelled our Graduating Year 6 students.
What a wonderful journey it has been and what a fantastic group of leaders they have been.

It is also the end of the school year and the beginning of the summer holidays. I would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday and look forward to blogging again in the new Year. I have attached a copy of the letter that I gave to each of my students.

Dear Senior G,

Thank-you for all the fun that you have shared this year. It has been wonderful to work with each of you, see the friendships that have blossomed, the cooperation and teamwork from you all.
I hope that you have been inspired throughout the year as we have delved into many rich topics. You have discovered the importance of living in a Democracy, the functioning of each system to maintain a healthy body, how science impacts on our lives and the importance of understanding the earth’s structure and preparing for natural disaster. Amongst you are our future leaders, health workers, scientists and emergency service workers.
I hope that I have inspired within you, a love of learning and an understanding that we are all lifelong learners. Continue to work to the best of your ability and follow your dreams, because nothing is impossible.
Be leaders of Justice. Continue to be grateful every single day for all the blessings that you have. Give back to the community and support those less fortunate than yourselves.
Make the right choices. The choices that you make today will have an impact on your future so ensure they are positive and fruitful.
Happiness will only come from friendship. Be compassionate to everyone that you meet and you will be rewarded with kindness and great contentment. It is the love from of those around you that will give you strength, energy and peace.
May your life’s journey be filled with fantastic experiences that lead you around the world, meeting interesting people and helping you to become the most extraordinary person that you can be.
Take care and know that you will always hold a special place in my heart.

Love from Mrs Gridley 🙂