Paget Primary celebrates its staff
Young Observer visited Paget Primary this week. The principal Trina Cariah and administrative assistant Joann Paynter have organised festivities to salute the service of the staff. Mrs Cariah said: “This week, Paget Primary celebrated their Staff Appreciation Week. The week kicked off with a surprise breakfast.
“On Tuesday the teachers were treated to a catered lunch and on Wednesday, raffles were drawn for gas vouchers, restaurant passes, spa treatments and more...This week will end with a Pre Heritage Fun Day for the teachers, students and the parents.”
Ms Wilson is a school counsellor. She has been working at Paget Primary for 17 years. She told us: “I’ve been here long enough to work with my past student’s children.” She went on to say: “At first it looks like this job has little rewards but there are deep rewards you get from this job. It is sometimes not immediate. They come in the form of hugs and thank yous, I’ve even had a parent call five years later thanking me for assisting their child when they were at primary school.”
Mr Edwards has been at Paget Primary for 13 years. He told us: “I get a certain amount of satisfaction with helping children and basically knowing the children are learning and improving whilst they are here.”
Mrs Davis is a part of the Learning Support team. Mrs Davis said: “The rewards are seeing the children master their skills on their individual plans; for example if they haven’t been able to do subtraction, it is rewarding to watch them learn and succeed with those basic rules.”