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PRINCIPAL'S FAREWELL Message

I have written regular messages for the website during my sixteen years as Principal of Thurston Community College.  However, this is without doubt the most difficult of them all. 

I look back with great fondness on my time as Principal.  I have always seen it as a huge honour to be the leader of a community which is shaping the lives of young people and through them, the society in which we live.  Of course, being a Headteacher can be tough, lonely at times, daunting and downright difficult, but it can also be one of the most rewarding jobs imaginable.  I have so many things to be grateful for; not many Headteachers can say that they have an entire staff team that they love working with.  I will always remember our fun times and shared laughter, as well as our struggles.  I thank my colleagues for their friendship and support, for their loyalty and for their trust.   .....

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Helen Wilson, Principal

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  • Thank you very much to all staff at Thurston Community College for the brilliant support and education that they have given our daughter throughout attending your school from Year 7. We are so proud of her for achieving her predicted grades in GCSE's which was fantastic and she is so happy with them.  As well as the hard work she put in we know that the teaching, care and support your teachers gave her throughout was amazing.