You can buy a person's hand, but you can't buy his heart. His heart is where his enthusiasm, his loyalty is. You can buy his back, but you can't buy his brain. That's where his creativity is, his ingenuity, his resourcefulness.Last week it was one of my colleagues in the IT Department's last day. He has been given the opportunity to become a teacher in a school in the Middle East and he is moving there in a couple of weeks. Despite the fact that his last official day was Wednesday, I saw him in school on Thursday too, working on setting up an online course for our new teachers. He talked about his 8 years at ASB and how happy he has been to be a member of this community. He talked about the experience and memories that will stay with him for the rest of his life. He talked about how he has grown as a person and as a professional during the time he spent here. He referred to ASB as "a family".
I think this is why we are known as an amazing school. We are, all of us, encouraged to be the best we can and to give some of that best back to others too. We are supported in our growth. We are incredibly enthusiastic and loyal. We are trusted, and so we are able to be creative and innovative.