The day began with a ceremony in the gym whereby all the teachers (myself included) were invited to stand at the front of the hall and face all the students. The students applauded as we bowed, and then the national anthem was sung by all.
I also received a letter written by a Grade 5 boy called Tae Jang. It even came in an envelope upon which Tae Jang had drawn and coloured in a picture of a teacher in a suit and tie wearing a carnation.
Here are my lovely co-teachers, Jennifer and Irene.