Last Wednesday night I was honoured to be able to attend the Graduation Dinner for the Year 7 class at my former workplace. This particular class had been my students when they were in Year 2. The dinner was held in the school hall...
We were served the most beautiful savouries on arrival, followed by a delicious buffet meal. The food was prepared and served by a group of hard-working parents (and 2 former students) . As well, these parents had also made the decorations and then decorated the hall and tables that afternoon. A lot of work and planning over the last few months.
But that's not all... a DVD of the slideshow of school photos of the year 7 students throughout their time at the school was presented to former staff. (other staff would have received their copy by Friday)
A lovely evening and my last at that school as all the children that I have taught have now finished primary school. There won't be many Year 7 graduations still to go (only 2013 and 2014), as Queensland will join most states and have primary schooling finishing at the end of Year 6.
|The back entrance to the school hall...|
|Looking from the cafe area of the Tuckshop into the kitchen...|
|The hall with tables all set for the festivities...|
|Note the black plastic over the front doors of the hall...it has to be a surprise :-) The principal and the Year 7 teacher are just doing a last minute check before the students come in...|
|A message above the stage area...|
|One of the organiser mums and her son (former student of the school) ...Jo wanted to get some photos as the students came through the door...|
|Teachers and teacher aides were asked for a group photo...|
|A little gift box of goodies to take home...|
|The table decorations included little lights run with little individual power packs :-)|
|Lights are dimmed and some dancing starts...|
|Some of those workers behind the scenes...|
|The DVD of photos plus a booklet|