CELEBRATING JUDY JAMES
Thank you all for helping us celebrate the retirement of Judy James last Friday with our French themed dress up day. As you can imagine, Judy was more than surprised to find the school decked out in red white and blue!
Judy James has been a teacher at Willunga Primary for 20 years, and with the Department for Education for 20 years prior to that. In that time she has been responsible for educating hundreds of children and managing tens of thousands of dollars worth of site resources. Judy's strength is that she always remained committed to ensuring that only the best quality resources would be used at our school and that processes were in place to manage them. In 2016 Judy took on our ICT infrastructure even though at that stage technology was not her strong point! She swiftly delivered a system that is reliable and consistent to use. She lead the installation of 1:2 devices across the school along with excellent Wifi and back-end Infrastructure.
It is a real testament to her drive and commitment to continued improvement that she has maintained her care of our technology and site based resources right up to her very last day on site.
Judy will be missed, although may be back to help us finish what has been a very messy year in a short term contract role later this year. We wish her all the best for a future in which she is not responsible for our 16,209 site based resources!!! Can you even imagine keeping track of that many items!!
Best wishes Judy, you have definitely left an indelible mark on Willunga Primary School and will be very much missed (especially at audit time!)
A NOTE FROM JUDY JAMES
To WPS families
Thank you for your contribution towards my French day on Friday to mark my retirement. No-one let slip about the day, and as I was assuming that a farewell was off the agenda due to COVID-19, I was completely blown away by seeing staff and students in blue, white and red, with lots of berets, moustaches and French fashion!
It made my last day very special.
Judy James - Teacher Librarian