FOR many years now, Hester Meyer, the hospitality teacher at Alexandra High School, has organised a Mother’s Day tea as part of the Grade 11 assessment.
The event is held to assess the pupils’ cookery skills, table laying and table serving skills, and their ability to bake delicious savoury and sweet treats for the mums who attend.
It really is such a special occasion, and so well-organised. This year, there were 200 mums who attended.
Not only that, but she and Mrs Watson phoned various firms to get prizes donated, and the choir mistress and drama teachers organised wonderful entertainment for all the mums.
It is such a special occasion, with varied entertainment from dance productions to marimba bands, poetry readings and sayings about mothers.
Mrs Meyer is long past retirement, so I would especially like to thank her for making the morning so special for so many mums. Some of Mrs Meyer’s pupils now work in international hotels.
Mrs Meyer, you are truly an amazing teacher and staff member, and Alexandra High School will truly miss you when you retire.