On behalf of Rita, my cleaning colleague & myself, I would like to make mention of a recent event that I will never forget.
We were presented with cards wishing us “Happy World Teachers Day” by several students which we accepted, a bit bemused! On commenting that we were not teachers but cleaners, their reply was “that does not matter; you are part of the School”.
For those students to show such recognition on their own goodwill was truly heart stopping.
When I reflect on the past 18 months of cleaning “our school" every student, teacher & staff always greet you with a smile & a 'how are you today'.
In all I know from the top link to the bottom link of this school’s team chain, it has loyalty, politeness and a very positive respect for Human values. It is always a great pleasure to say I'm part of Sathya Sai School here in Murwillumbah.
A credit to Suresh, Leelah, office staff, teachers & students.
David Walton, Tweed Coast Cleaning Services
I recently had the pleasure of umpiring the two teams from Sathya Sai school at the Netball Gala Day held in Murwillumbah on 19 November. The children were very well behaved in the games I looked after, and displayed a good attitude and liking for sportsmanship and playing as a team. This didn’t hold them back though as they all seemed to put an immense effort into their games, which only increased the level of enjoyment for all. A couple of the older boys showed some outstanding catching and passing skills. Your participation in the day is to be commended, and Murwillumbah Netball Association sends their appreciation.
Helen Tunks, Murwillumbah Netball Association
Our local bus drivers have reported to us that the behaviour of the school children on excursions is the best they have seen and they are happy to be available to drive our students at any time.
Local Bus Driver
Recently a teacher was showing a family around the school as they were prospective students. The family wanted to see the school. There was a mother, grandmother and a little boy. It was lunchtime, as they walked around the school they were delighted with what they saw, The children were all playing happily, They looked at the murals, and the kindy sand pit and the vege garden. When they came around a corner one little boy student came over and said “Hello, pleased to meet you’ and shook the boys hand. The grandmother was amazed, she had never seen that before. Later on another little student came up and said ‘welcome to our school, can I help show you around.’
A parent in our parenting workshop stated that he enrolled his child at our school because he had come here as a casual teacher and he noticed the unusually well behaved happy children in the classes and realized how effective the Human Values Program is.
One parent reported that when his child was having a sibling confrontation at home, the child instead of getting angry and yelling, said “I am walking away” and went off to his room”. This was quite a change in behaviour.
While running a parent workshop one parent commented that she withdrew her children from a top private school to come to our school. They asked her where she was moving her children to. When she said the Sathya Sai Primary School, they said that they often get children from there into their secondary school, they asked “What do they do at that school? All the children that come from there are so balanced and well mannered!