Farewell message from Joy Day

26 November 2020

It has been my pleasure and privilege to serve the Glenaeon community and beyond, as Parent Education Coordinator through the past eight years from the Castlecrag campus, and prior to that as a teacher at Kamaroi. With this years COVID restrictions stopping most community Parent Ed events and the other cultural evenings I have enjoyed facilitating in the Marion Mahony Griffin Hall, it feels timely to gracefully bow out during 2021, allowing a natural evolution in the schools community cultural life and my own, with multiple local grandchildren whom I have also thoroughly relished bringing to Ebba’s playgroups through those eight years as each new baby arrived. 

I will miss the regular contact with families at Castlecrag in particular, and when when regulations permit it, I do hope to reconnect with some early childhood families, and meet new prospective parents at Story Garden Saturday mornings that Ebba Bodame and myself will continue to offer in the Marion Mahony Griffin Hall each term. Raphael’s Rooms practitioners will continue to operate offsite during COVID restrictions, and contacts are available via the Raphael's Rooms website.

Parent Ed 2021 is already planned:  themed Healthy Planet - Healthy Humanity, it brings a mix of talks and workshops each term, connecting with this theme from various perspectives, offered by presenters with whom Parent Ed enthusiasts will be familiar. 

During next year, Clare Gordon, Glenaeon Events Coordinator, will step in to become the next Parent Ed events host, of both live events at Castlecrag, and online sessions with support from others in the team and with the generous support of the Glenaeon Parents Association.

The Term 1 2021 program will come to you in the first newsletter of that term, and you can look forward to experiences with Sandra Frain, Mary Heard, Ebba Bodame and Raphaela Mazzzone. Other presenters during the year include Lisa Devine, Lyn Clifton and Evan Sanders.

Meanwhile, may the Christmas spirits of goodwill & joyful gifting beyond the material, live reverently, and playfully within your family culture. Blessings of love & kindness to you all. 

Joy Day