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Principal’s Blog – 30th March 2016 – Goodbye

Principal’s Blog – 30th March 2016 – Goodbye

And now, the time is near;
And so I face the final curtain
My friends, I’ll write this blog
And give my thanks, of which I’m certain

I’ve lived a life that’s full.
For ten good years, here in Hartley;
And what a wond’rous gift
I did it my way…..

Apologies to Mr Sinatra…….. But it has been such a privilege to work with Hartley families for the last few years. I have a heart-full of memories and hard-earned wisdom which I hope I will use in the coming years.

Thank you for your generosity – both with gifts – including your wonderfully innovative idea of holiday vouchers – for which I would like to send thanks to each and every one of you, bottles, lotions, potions, flowers – Year 5 parents photo frame and candle and engraved mementos. I have tried to thank everybody – but if I have missed anyone – I am so sorry… I had lots of help getting gifts in and out of the car and sometimes cards were separated from gifts themselves

The last Thursday of term went too fast with a fabulous assembly; thank you to the Choir organised by the Year 6 team of Libby, Macey, Amy and Erin who sang beautifully– very special words in their choice of song….

Mr Goldsmith and I enjoyed giving out Trophies for our last time – such special children here at Hartley and then for us both there were goodbyes. Truly moving and very hard to keep smiling!

Staff had an Easter end-of-term do at a local venue in the evening which had been beautifully decorated… and there were more gifts, flowers and cakes. Thank you to Mrs Orchard, Mrs Cook, Mrs Gill, Mr Goldsmith, Mrs Lambourne and Mrs Adams for being incredibly secretive, creative and having such great taste.

TEAM HARTLEY goes on! With such talented and hardworking adults, such Outstanding children – in every way – and such supportive parents, Hartley can only go onwards and upwards.

Very many heartfelt best wishes to you and thank you for letting me be part of your lives for so long.

Please say hello if we meet – let me know what you are all up to!

Goodbye and good luck.

Lorraine Hollingworth.