After several reschedules, the Sir Henry Parkes Memorial Public School finally succeeded in holding its school leader/Year 5/6 morning tea on Monday, September 18 to applaud and thanks its teachers.
The students prepared items suitable for morning tea and brought it to school to be shared by the staff and all Year 5 and 6 students. They enjoyed a selection of cakes, slices, fruit and sandwiches with each teacher being served a cup of tea or coffee in the Regional Australia Bank Sipper cups by the students.
School leader Bonnie welcomed teachers and parents to the special morning tea saying the students thought it would be good idea to treat teachers as a way to thank them and show the students’ appreciation for what all the teachers do for the students at the school. These include organising school camps, sporting events and high school transition.
“They also help us to get a great education by teaching and organising spelling bees and debating,” Bonnie said.
“The teachers also organise rewards days and school assemblies and help the students to vote for school leaders and house captains.”
Bonnie also said that the teachers strive to have the best outcome for their students, saying that all staff do a lot for the children and without them they would not have the opportunities that the school offers.
Bonnie concluded by saying the staff deserve much more than a cupcake and a cuppa, once again thanking the teachers and other staff for all the wonderful things they continually do for the kids. She hopes the initiative will be continued by next year’s school leaders.
Brea was next to thank the teachers saying that she too thinks it is positive to host the morning tea to say thank you to all the teachers and staff for all their hard work they put in to the school and the students.
School principal Anna Starcevic responded by thanking all the children for bring in the lovely morning tea and sharing it with the teachers.
The students’ teacher Jacqueline Wait told other teachers she was very proud of the leaders and how well they had conducted themselves while organising each step of the morning tea, from the letters that went out to families, the invitations that were given to the teachers and the lovely service that the teachers had received. This included students ensuring that staff who were on duty received hot cuppas in the Regional Australia Bank sipper cups and a piece of slice and a sandwich.
Mrs Wait also said it was great to see the children writing and presenting their own speeches on the day.