Farewell from Chappy Ronnie Timperon

Rainbow Beach State School students will miss Chappy Ronnie (yes girls, I spotted you in the window!)

Rainbow Beach State School students will miss Chappy Ronnie (yes girls, I spotted you in the window!)

This term will be my last at Tin Can Bay and Rainbow Beach Schools and next year I will be chaplain at Gympie South State School.

It has been an incredible blessing to be school chaplain at two very different schools and I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the staff, students and families from each.

Being a chaplain is a rewarding and sometimes challenging role, and I will take with me memories of so many special people who have given me the opportunity to be a part of their lives. Thank you to each and every person that I have met and come to know in the past four years – you have all helped to make my time here very special.

To the staff of both schools, thank you for welcoming me into your midst and being so supportive, especially in the early days when I was finding my feet. To the students, I have loved getting to know you and spend time with you.

To the members of my chaplaincy committee, community volunteers, members of the Tin Can Bay Community Church, Cooloola Cove Wesleyan Methodist Church, Rainbow Beach Church of the Good Shepherd. and the many organisations and businesses that have provided support, thank you for your generosity and love for the children in our community.

SU Queensland will be advertising the role on their website and will endeavour to find the right person to fill it as soon as possible. My last day is Friday December 1, and I hope to be able to say goodbye to as many people as I can before then.