Stuckey Acts as ‘Principal For A Day’

23 May 2011 12:11 PMJann Stuckey

23 May 2011

Jann Stuckey MP, Member for Currumbin, jumped at the opportunity to get involved in the day-to-day running of a local primary school in her electorate last week.

Ms Stuckey spent a day shadowing the principal of Tallebudgera State School, Toni Robinson, as part of the annual Principal for a Day program for State Education Week.

“I am so glad that I took up the invitation to volunteer to be the acting principal at one of the schools in the Currumbin electorate as it gave me a first-hand experience of what really happens on a day-to-day basis,” Ms Stuckey said.

“Toni Robinson was a terrific host and made sure that I gained a varied snapshot of school life at Tallebudgera.

“From meeting and greeting parents and students at the gate before the bell to listening to year two reading skills, joining the preps for art and discussing projects with the year seven Student Council, I was able to grasp a broad understanding of this wonderful school.

“The visit really brought home to me the enormous value of children participating in a positive learning environment with dedicated teachers and involved parents.

“I wish to thank Toni Robinson and her staff for making me feel so welcome. Our children are certainly in good hands.”

Tallebudgera principal Toni Robinson said the younger children were very keen to show their classroom learning work to Ms Stuckey, and some read stories to her.

“The highlight for our older students was working with Ms Stuckey to review their student council project plans. Her advice about how to get others involved and how to break their projects into small tasks was very helpful,” Mrs Robinson said.

The Principal for a Day program is part of celebrations for State Education Week from 22-28 May and aims to recognise the talents and achievements of teachers and students in Queensland state schools.