Goodbye from Miss Dos Santos

Dear children and parents/carers at Central Primary School,

It is with a heavy heart that I write to you to finally confirm that after this week my journey at Central Primary School will come to an end and I will be leaving to pursue my teaching career. After many wonderful years at Central, learning from all of you and working my way through qualifications, it is time for me to move on and begin a new journey as a qualified teacher.

I am truly devastated I could not say good-bye in person to all of you, there are many things I wanted to say to you all and to thank you for many incredible memories and moments that lead me to where I am today.

My teaching journey has been unforgettable – from my first day in Acorn class with Mr Jaffer to my last day in Wisteria/Willow class with all of the Year 5 team before my placement (which I thought I would return from, unseen to the pandemic!). I have been so lucky to have had the opportunity to teach many of you over the years and you have all touched my heart in ways I will never forget. I am truly grateful to have shared many moments with all of you throughout the past five years and this goodbye is one of the hardest things to have to do – especially during these circumstances.

You are all such talented, hard-working and courageous children, despite any struggles you continue to shine and that is the most important part. I am so incredibly proud of every one of you for overcoming your individual hurdles and for being persistent, you have all inspired me throughout our time together and I continue to be amazed everyday – I hope you continue to believe in yourselves, always.

To the parents/carers with whom I have had contact – a huge appreciation for your continual support during my time at Central throughout many of my own learning experiences and for your kindness and acceptance. Teaching your children has been a privilege, they are true stars.

I will remain on twitter should you ever wish she share any of your learning experiences during this time – I will make a post there when I switch to my new school Feel free to continue sharing your incredible moments during lockdown, I will continue to check for now! (@MissDosSantos1).

A brief note to my wonderful Year 5s that I did not manage to return to before lockdown occurred; from the bottom of my heart I thank every one of you for every single moment we shared – your continual hard work and positive attitudes. You brought many laughs, smiles and jokes to my days, you brought incredible kindness and positivity to our classroom and you made me so incredibly proud to be becoming not only a teacher, but your teacher this year. I am so sad I could not say goodbye to you or tell you myself that I would be leaving but I want you all to know how intensely proud I am of you for all you have achieved and I know you will all go on to do great things. Continue to be YOU, always, you are more than enough. Good luck in Year 6, you’ve got this!

To all the AMAZING staff at Central – THANK YOU SO MUCH, words cannot express how thankful I am to have had such a supportive, inspirational and fantastic team around me throughout the years. You all inspired me every day to keep going, to continue learning and to pursue my teaching career and for that I will be eternally grateful. I could not have done this without you. I have learnt so much from every one of you and I will definitely miss you all.

“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end”

This is not quite a goodbye but a ‘see you around’ and I wish you all the best.

Missing you  all already,

With love from Miss Dos Santos

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