Well, this will be my final entry. I started teaching in 1980 as a classroom junior primary teacher. Forty five years later and I have seen many changes. I have taught in Port Lincoln, Whyalla, Burnside, Oakbank, Glenelg, Hahndorf, Gilles Plains, and finally Mitcham.

I have been at Mitcham for 21 years, teaching performing arts for the last 40 years including preschool and toddler music. Even as a child I had my blackboard in the backyard and taught my dolls. It is all I ever wanted to do. I spent many holidays volunteering in child related activities. I majored in Drama and Educational psychology and have continued my passion in both areas.

Your children have given me so much joy. I have loved creating lessons and performances WITH them and FOR them. The first Christmas concert in my first year here was only junior primary classes, as we were two schools then, and it was held in the Unley High School hall. We then moved it to Magic Millions and bussed the students down for a day's practise. Many students will still remember the fabulous constumes the parents made. 

I have loved watching the enthusiasm and watching the students develop in confidence and creativity. I am going to miss you all and miss the fun we have had together. 

Gayle Judd - JP Music teacher