After being with our school for 34 years (wow that is older than some of our parents!) Mrs Dower our Assistant Principal is retiring.
She will be missed so much by all of us especially in reading recovery! She has helped quite a few of us to get to be better readers and we thank her so much for that.
To say goodbye, we made her a special Room 6 card and presented it to her on her last day with us.
The school also gave her a wonderful send off - a special assembly for her and her family. Each class had an opportunity to say goodbye to Mrs Dower. Two presenters from each classroom, presented her with a beautiful harakeke flower and a special message on behalf of the class.
Our presenters were Jazayas and Mursal and they both did a fantastic job!
Here are a few photos of the day!
"I wonder what this can be?"
"Oh it's beautiful. Look at all the hard work you have put into my beautiful card!"
"Don't we look amazing in the photos? Look at our little cards attached to the BIG one!"
Just in case you wanted to have an even closer look.
"..... and the Principal's Award goes to Mrs Dower for never being sick and always coming to school. Ka pai Mrs Dower!"
"Wow, what an amazing quilt. Did every single class decorate a pattern piece?" We sure did. Every single piece is unique to each class. Can you guess which is Room 6's one? We'll give you a clue - animals.
The lovely Mrs Chester's class performed a beautiful song for Mrs Dower. Look at their fantastic costumes.