Chappy overwhelmed by surprise party
FOR Moira Thompson being the Biggenden State School's chaplain for the past 10 years has been an amazing journey.
On Tuesday she was given as surprise thank you party by teachers, staff and students.
In Term 4 Mrs Thompson or Chappy to the students will take long service leave.
Mrs Thompson said next year she would like to hand the chaplaincy baton to someone else who can provide a fresh approach to this role according to school expectations.
"I will be staying in Biggenden, running the cadet program and remain involved with various organisations," she said.
She told the students she would still be keeping a close eye on the school, the newsletters and seeing what a big difference students are making in Biggenden.
"You are making a difference because you come to this school," she said.
Mrs Thompson believes Biggenden State School holds the heartbeat of the community.
"I am very proud to be part of the school and feel privileged to share life with the school community, staff, students and families," she said.
She told the students they have helped her grow.
"Like all adults we're always growing and learning stuff about ourselves."
Mrs Thompson said there had been many highlights during her time at the school including the weekly breakfast club, bush walking, promoting Biggenden Show, annual Thank a Farmer cards, chappy camp at Easter and all the specials Days like Grandparents Day.
"A special event was the student's sending cards and letters for the Queens's platinum wedding and replies from Buckingham Palace," she said.