Farewell Sarah & Sally, welcome Nikki & Anette!

06 April 2022

Last week we said farewell to Middle Cove Receptionist Sarah, and Executive Assistant Sally. 

Sarah has been the warm, smiling face at the front desk, and kind-hearted First Aid carer to all our Middle Cove students for the past four and a half years.  Over this time she has helped so many students and parents to navigate school life.  As well as the day-to-day Sarah would assist with excursions, help teachers, be a listening ear to our students, help in the Garden and drive ethical and sustainable practices in her every day role.  Her parting gift was to make every single Primary School student a hand-crafted bracelet made with natural materials. Her regret was that she ran out of time to make each High School student one too.  We are so sad to see Sarah go, but wish her well for the future, still in the education sector.

In her place, we welcome Nikki Botha who comes to us most immediately from the Netherlands where she was the Customer Happiness Officer (yes they have them in Europe!) for a company in The Hague. Her school experience was at The British School in The Hague where she was a student supervisor and teaching assistant. Originally from South Africa, she has a Law degree and now has much international experience from working in a number of countries since then. Her son attended a Rudolf Steiner School in Spain. Welcome Nikki!

Also departing is EA, Sally who very capably filled in for Anette on maternity leave.  Our thanks to Sally for being so helpful and going the extra mile, her embrace of the role in looking after families, assisting teachers and the rest of the admin team. No job was ever too big or too small.  Thanks too, for the cakes she baked for the staff to enjoy, looking after the chickens in the school holidays and at weekends. We wish Sally well in her new role at another school.

It is a pleasure to announce that Anette will be returning to Glenaeon from mat leave. Welcome back Anette!