I was a primary school teacher once, spent my days with 7 and 8 year olds, before my life became completely consumed with Galmont and other creative pursuits. Teaching was the hardest work I have ever done in my life even though I was pretty good at it - I said the last bit of that sentence quietly, as it feels a little like bragging! I'm not showing off, just stating that although I had the teaching thing down, it was hard, hard, hard work. Seriously!
Those kids were gorgeous, the parents were beautiful; I felt so responsible for the little people under my care that I carried the lives of 24 kids in my head (and my heart) for an entire school year, doing everything I could to help them be great little citizens and an asset to the world.
So, if you are an Aussie parent with a child starting school today, get to know your teacher and let them know they are appreciated, there's a good chance they care almost as much for your child as you do!
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