Thursday, 13 December 2012

Wow! Two weeks left...

Seriously, two weeks left...where has the time gone. It is almost the end of the year and I am faced with mixed emotions as expected. This year has been challenging, exciting, rewarding and definitely a year of professional growth for myself. 

My students are moving on to high school and I feel like they are my little babies and I want to protect them but know that I can't. I just hope that I have prepared them as much as I could. 

And...graduation is in one more week! ***mini heart attack*** I've been a ball of stress lately over running graduation. This is the first time I've been the one leading the organisation of this event and boy is it ever a big job. One week left and we still need to practise our songs, order the balloons, get pictures printed, frame our pictures, do a dress rehearsal and sound check, etc, etc, the list goes on....

On a very positive note, today I got to meet my new team members and plan for next year. It was really sad to not be planning for next year with the same team I've had for nearly two years. But at the same time, it was wonderful to meet the two new staff members who are joining our team. They are super keen and seem like they will fit right in no problem. Today was a very exciting day as we planned out new topics of study and how we are going to run our year level next year. And at the beginning of next year, we will be moving into a shiny brand new school!!! ***exciting*** So there is a lot that will be new for us as teachers as well as the students. It will be a joint learning experience. Our new school is an open concept teaching and learning space, so for those who do not know what that is, it basically is one large space without distinct teaching classrooms. All of the 5/6 teachers are responsible for all of the 5/6 students, although we do have home groups for administration purposes. We have been moving slowly towards this concept but next year will be a huge change. And as much as I am nervous, I am also very excited to see how it all pans out. 

Two more weeks...two more weeks... oh and did I mention that I am going home (Canada) for Christmas. Which means I have to plan graduation, organise the end of the year, start planning for next year andddddd pack for my holidays all in two weeks!!! Hopefully I can keep my blog up to speed on all the exciting adventures in store. :)


  1. Hi Stephania,

    Just wanted to let you know that it is great to see a teacher with such enthusiasm for her profession. I have been reading your blog since it has begun and you have provided me with much to think about within my own teaching and learning environment. Keep up the great work and I look forward to reading your blog in 2013.

    Enjoy your break!!!

  2. Thank you so much for the kind words and encouragement!