Teachers at John Gray High School were treated to a special mid-morning brunch for their dedication and hard work in celebration of World Teachers’ Day on Friday.
The school was celebrating World Teachers’ Day on 5 October with many other institutions around the world.
In many countries, World Teachers’ Day is intended to appreciate and honour teachers for their special contributions in particular field areas of education.
At John Gray High School in Grand Cayman, 121 teachers under the watchful eye of Principal Lyneth Monteith were made to feel special on the day. Teachers also expressed their appreciation for the thoughtful gesture by laughing and chatting with other staff members, while enjoying an array of fruits, fried chicken, sandwiches, cakes and drinks.
“The school has a community of dedicated and caring staff. Their flexibility and desire to see the students succeed is second to none,” the principal said. “I am deeply appreciative of being able to work with staff that regularly goes above and beyond the call of duty. The staff is appreciated not just one day a year, but every day.
Ms Monteith thanked incoming president Magalyn Robinson as well as the Home School Association for their kind gesture.
Ms Robinson said the association believes that through partnership with the teachers, the children will succeed and with this in mind they thought it fitting to start the school year giving thanks for educators. She said teachers need to understand the association is behind them 100 per cent.
“Though the physical structure of the school maybe challenging we know that they will continue to deliver,” she said. “We could never pay for the work of our teachers, so this brunch is but a small token of our appreciation.”