Goodbye to the Computer Man

Holidays. Now that the madness of school is well and truly behind us and Christmas is out of the way, I’ve had a chance to go through some of the  loose ends that I just didn’t get round to in that final week.

In addition to printing off the whole schools reports, constructing and collating the yearbook and graduation slideshow and organising the election for next years student leaders, I managed to pack up my classroom and prepare for a move in schools. Next year I will be taking on a ICT Specialist Teaching role at a brand new school.

Amongst the chaos of the last week, I was fortunate that the staff took time to organise a special celebration for me and the other staff taking on positions at new schools in 2011. In addition to some lovely gifts, the song below was written by the staff at my school as part of my farewell.

THE COMPUTER MAN
To the tune of “Piano Man” by Billy Joel

It’s 9 o’clock on a Monday
The regular kids shuffle in
And Scott’s standing there at the Smartboard
Waiting for class to begin

He says, students please go on the internet
Make sure it’s a suitable site
Coz I know where you go, when you think I don’t know
So make sure your choices are right

Chorus:
Fix my machine, you’re the computer man,
Fix it for me right now !
If it’s not done for me, but the time that I leave,
I’ll ask Jenny and she’ll show me how.

Now Daniel the tech is a friend of Scott’s,
He helps him with all things I.T.
Just write in the book and he’ll take a look
But there’s some place that he’d rather be

He says, Scott I believe this is killing me,
And the smile ran away from his face.
And now that you’re leavin’, I’m really grieving
So I’m getting out of this place !

La La de de dahhhh, La la de de dahhhhhh

Chorus:
Fix my machine, you’re the computer man,
Fix it for me right now !
If it’s not done for me, but the time that I leave,
I’ll ask Jenny and she’ll show me how.

Now Scott is an excelent teacher
Who never gets into strife,
But he’s talking to Amy
Who’s driving him crazy
And probably will do for life !

Every morning he eats his cereal
He prepared the evening before
And his lunchbox so neat
So increadibly sweet
These things about him we adore

Chorus:
Fix my machine, you’re the computer man,
Fix it for me right now !
If it’s not done for me, but the time that I leave,
I’ll ask Jenny and she’ll show me how.

Oh Scott, we will never forget you
And all the fun things that you do
And the way that you wiggle
When you start to giggle
It won’t be the same without you.

Are you moving schools next year ?
What unique traditions or customs does your school have for new staff, staff leaving or for other occasions  ?

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