One of the reasons I love my job is because it is so positive. Everyday I am surrounded by people who are doing wonderful things, are happy and who want to be there. I see smiles, laughter and people enjoying themselves.
Today was a wonderful example of this. My day started off visiting classrooms, where in 5H I enjoyed timing students as they completed their spelling task- then got them to repeat it, to see if they could beat their time. I was also in 3T where I was very proudly shown a poem about cheese, written for homework and brought to school to share, along with a sample for everyone!
Next, we had Alan Gibbons in to talk to us about his books, his life and about being an author. He was so funny and had us all, staff and students in stitches laughing at his stories.
In the afternoon, I watched a Year 6 Exhibition group talk to 3T about shark conservation and, being their mentor, I knew how much time, thought and preparation had gone into their presentation, which they did really well! !
Finally, we listened to a group of SIS students present to us about food wastage, including one ex pupil. It was wonderful for our students to catch a glimpse of high school life and for us to be impressed by articulate, confident and concerned young people.
It was one of those days where there was lots happening, everyone was engaged and it felt great to be a part of it! I enjoyed being involved with our students, as I always do- I'll catch up on my paperwork over the weekend!