After 37 years, bye bye Mrs Greenwell

13/12/2016
Mrs Jocelyn Greenwell with former student

Our Lady Queen of Peace teacher Jocelyn Greenwell was given a grand send off by students, teachers,  parents, and former students after 37 years serving at the school.

Jocelyn taught thousands of children in the local community and her farewell assembly was attended by dozens of parents, many who were former students.

"What makes a school so special is not the buildings, or shade cloths, or the equipment - it's the children that matter, it's always the children that have made this school great" Jocelyn said.

"It has been an absolute pleasure and privilege to have taught so many children over so many years, and many have gone on to represent the state in sports and others who have had wonderful lives.

"Today is very hard. I will miss everyone here, especially the children, who make this job so special.”

Former OLQP student and NRL star Paul Gallen said Mrs Greenwell was the best teacher he ever had.

“She was probably the only teacher that ever understood me,” the Sharks and NSW State of Origin captain said.

“I’ll never forget when she came to my under 10 grand final, and we won too.

“Mrs Greenwell I wish you the very best in your retirement, and hope you have a long and happy life after school.”


Posted By Patrick Whiteley at 20/12/2016 1:54:50 PM
 
   
  
 

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