Tatura's Sacred Heart Primary School principal Jenni Hindson was farewelled last week as she heads into retirement.December 30, 2012 4:22am
After five years as principal of Tatura’s Sacred Heart Primary School, Jenni Hindson said goodbye to teachers, students and parents last week, having announced her retirement some months ago.
Ms Hindson was presented with a special plaque at a Christmas and graduation Mass on Thursday, December 13, with a number of guests from the Catholic Education office in attendance, including director Phyl Billington.
Ms Hindson said it was a beautiful Mass, and she managed to keep her emotions under control until she was presented with the plaque, which was made along the lines of the new window in the Mercy Centre by Les Baxter from Kew.
‘‘I feel both blessed and privileged to have been part of Sacred Heart School parish,’’ she said.
‘‘Although I do look forward to an exciting year ahead it is with mixed emotions that I leave. My life has certainly been enriched by my time at Sacred Heart and I thank you all for that. I especially thank our students for the gift they have been to me.’’
Ms Hindson also thanked the staff for their wonderful work over the years, along with Father Michael for his support and leadership.
‘‘We are so fortunate to have such hard working and dedicated staff at Sacred Heart,’’ she said.
Ms Hindson said a highlight of the Thursday Mass was the graduation of 16 Year 6 students, who were each presented with a lei of lollies.
She said the leis were made by Samoan/Tongan family Lena and Leilarni Hikila, and represented the ‘symbol of pride’ and ‘wish of happiness and good luck’.
‘‘As we farewelled 16 graduating students, we prepare to welcome 27 Preps in 2013,’’ Ms Hindson said.
‘‘Another highlight of the beautiful service was the ‘Buddy Blessing’, involving Grade 5 students and next year’s Preps.’’
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