Monday, 17 March 2014

Remember Me???

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Oh my!

How long it has been since I have visited my blog.
Some of you have kindly been asking about my disappearance,

well

Last year I finished up with my Kindergarten Cherubs and began preparing like crazy for the incoming new bunch.  I knew I needed everything ready to go because I was taking a holiday for the 2 weeks right before school was due to come back so…

I had the to do list.
 
I prepared name plates, desk plates, news charts, books, diary/daybook plans, new storage containers, new alphabet charts, coordinating signs and Daily Five posters.  You name it I had it ready.

I was set…or so I thought.

Just five days before I was to leave on a 2 week family holiday to Bali…my boss called and asked me if I would step into a new role for 12months as Acting Head of Junior School. 
Our Head of Junior School was taking a 12month sabbatical leave.

My world was rocked…and I was excited all at once!

My very well, okay…
OCD like,
prepared world came crumbling down around me. 
I had 5 days to get my head around things and would start back in this new position the day after I returned from my holiday. It was a busy 5 days to say the least.

1-6 in FIVE DAYS.

1. My beautiful baby sister had a baby girl.
2. My sister in laws father died tragically of cancer and we had a funeral.
3. I had to have a bone scan and other medical tests before I left to explore a 12month hip pain that apparently should not have been left 12months. All turned out good though so who says we cant diagnose ourselves!
4. I had to meet with my boss and find out what the year was to hold
5.  I had to grieve losing my Kinder babies and entrust them to another.  This was a biggy, especially on Day 1 of the term.  Yes I did tear up secretly as I watched them transfer their love to another.
6. Oh yes…I had to holiday pack too.

Hectic 5 days but doable!

2014
Thankfully I have the best boss who mentors by example and encouragement. 
I have already learned so much from her. 
I also work with a great team of very committed and gifted teachers who are amazing to work with.

I am grateful for this opportunity to serve God in a different way this year.

I have some funny stories to share so please stay tuned.
I will be back!

Happy Monday!
Mrs StoweSmile

4 comments:

Love, Laughter and Learning in Prep! said...

Hi Julie!

I nominated you for a Sunshine Blogger Award! You can read about it on this post: http://lovelaughterandlearninginprep.blogspot.com.au/2014/03/some-sunshine-for-monday.html

Lauren :)

Barbara said...

Oh wow! Huge changes for you, Julie. Congrats with the new position!!

Mrs. Bartel's School Family (Alyce) said...

Julie-how exciting and wonderful for you! I and so eager to hear about your new position. Take care.
Alyce

Julie Stowe said...

I will post again tomorrow ...or at least that's my plan after I sleep in! Thanks for your support. :-)

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