Busy and exciting times ahead
I spent a day last week finding my way around Dunoon Primary School where I shall shortly be taking up my new post as Principal Teacher. With some trepidation tinged with excitement I was introduced to almost everyone in school during the course of the day. I am looking forward to this new challenge and having the opportunity to work with many more staff and children.
On my return to school today I felt quite emotional as the reality of the change dawns. My class were also beginning to express their feelings and thought that they would all be crying when I go. One of my P2's lives next door and he doesn't know how he will sleep if I am not there. I was able to reassure him that I was moving jobs but not house! Working in a small school the children are in your class for 2, 3 or even 4 years so you do build up a close relationship. At the weekend I met Julie who was one of my very first P1's, 22 years ago. She wished me well in my new job and chatted confidently. She is a structural engineer, working for a firm in Glasgow. Not so confident at the age of 4 when she cried every morning for 2 weeks when she started school at first, and so did her Mum- I too felt like crying! Ah the memories.
I shall have a P2 class at Dunoon which has always been my favourite infant stage. There will be lots to learn and colleagues to get to know. I hope to continue with ICT activities as an SSDN mentor. Marlyn and I have been asked to present a seminar on the TalkingTeds blog at SETT in September so life will certainly not be dull.