23 July 2105
Dear Bilby Room,
I am writing this email to express how grateful I am for all of your and Bilby staff’s hard work and effort. My children Ella and Gianluca have been at the service for number of years and I am honestly so appreciative of everything you all do.
The other day we were driving to Royal Children’s Hospital, and as we were stuck in traffic Ella and Gianluca were looking around and telling me about some of the things they can see. Gianluca then pointed out, ‘mum, I can see an Aboriginal flag’. To be honest I was really taken back as we have never really discussed it at home, but he was able to explain to me some of the things he learnt about the Aboriginal community, colours of the flag, and he stated that he learnt all this at kinder. It was a real moment for me, as something that small brought to realisation how much my children are taking in, and I know from my career this only happens when they are taught by passionate people.
I have noticed many other changes with my children, their confidence, their abilities, the friendships which are encouraged at kinder, this I have especially noticed with Gianluca as he was my concern when it came to some of those things.
I know as a teacher we always focus on improvements and what we can do further with children, but I also know it is very important for a teacher to know they are appreciated and their hard work is acknowledged.
I sincerely thank you for everything, nothing makes me happier than knowing my children are happy to come to kinder.