‘Invaluable’ member of Cundletown Primary

Forty years on, Margaret Mobbs still loves her job at Cundletown Public School.IF you’ve attended or visited Cundletown Public School over the past 40 years then there’s one staff member in particular you’ll have come into contact with.

Margaret Mobbs has been part of the framework at the school for four decades and on the last week of termtwo week her fellow staff decided to surprise her with a celebratory lunch in her honour.

Although the modest Margaret would have happily continued on without any fuss being made, as principal Bruce Coote told the celebration “40 years is something to be proud of, she’s a wealth of knowledge about the town, the families, the area, Margaret is invaluable to us”.

Margaret’s children and grandchildren have all attended the school and she remains passionate about the local school community.

“It’s a great school, I’ve got lots of good memories from my time here,” she said.

As assistant principal Barbara Roberts said, “your school is only as good as the person who runs the office,” and many would argue this means Cundletown is doing very well.

Margaret has seen many changes over the years, from the social side of the community, right through to changes to education and of course to technology and her role.

“When I first started we had six entries from exercise books, then we moved into computers and that was a big change,” she explained.

“I’ve had to adapt to the different changes over the years and it can be a bit daunting, but I also think it’s kept me young.”

In today’s society, 10 years in the same job is considered a feat and the school congratulated her on her 40 years of dedicated service.

“It truly has gone so quickly though,” said Margaret.

“I can’t believe it’s been 40 years, but I’ve loved my job and that’s why I’m still here.”

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