Two long-standing teachers from Yarrawonga College P-12 were celebrated recently upon their retirement.
Sue Hargreaves and Wenda Grant were surrounded by more than 50 past and present Yarrawonga Primary School and Yarrawonga College P-12 colleagues at a retirement celebration held at the Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club Resort.
Long-time work colleague Wendy Sharp, who has worked with Sue for the last 25 years and Wenda for 24 years, was emcee of the event and together with Heather Ferguson spoke about their time working alongside the pair.
They spoke of sharing their teaching experience and knowledge, learning from each other, enjoy the friendship that comes with working side by side and even having taught each other’s own children.
Sue Hargreaves began her teaching career in 1976 at Altona, spending time in Devon Meadows and Laverton before moving to the local area in 1985.
She taught at Strathmerton before joining the Yarrawonga Primary School team in 1990.
Wenda Grant began teaching in 1978 at Newlands Primary School before beginning at Yarrawonga Primary School in 1991.
“Both of you will be and I am sure have already been, sorely missed,” said Yarrawonga College P-12 Assistant Principal Jo McCarthy.
“You have a wealth of experience between you but I am sure you are both enjoying your newfound freedom.
“No bells, no meetings, no having to pack your lunch every day, no planning, no reports – it only gets better.
“Thanks for your contribution over many years, may you enjoy the next phase of your life.”
Two current Yarrawonga College P-12 students also shared their appreciate of Mrs Hargreaves and Mrs Grant.
Jenna Stephens, year 4, and Casey Moloney, year 5, spoke of their affection for their teachers and wished them the best in retirement.