Milbrodale Public School farewell Mrs Margaret Forbes after a decade

After ten years of work as the admin of Milbrodale Public School, Mrs Margaret Forbes wrapped up her decade of service celebrating with the whole school on Friday afternoon.

"Mrs Forbes was known for being very supportive of everybody," said Milbrodale Public School Principal Ms Kristen Kime.

LAST DAY: Milbrodale Public School Leaders James Tomkins and Chanel Ellison with Mrs Margaret Forbes on her last day.

LAST DAY: Milbrodale Public School Leaders James Tomkins and Chanel Ellison with Mrs Margaret Forbes on her last day.

"She would make sure that the staff or any visitors would be looked after and well fed, she had seen many principals and staff come and go. She was one of the stable factors of the school for ten years," Ms Kime added.

On top of her many duties as school admin, Mrs Forbes also maintained and cared for the school rose gardens as well as driving the school bus to places like the Baiame Caves during NAIDOC week.

"Mrs Forbes was not only our admin guru but our bus driver, a support person, a colleague and a good friend to me," Ms Kime added.

The P&C, staff and school gifted Mrs Forbes a garden bench, as the first thing she had planned to do now retired was look spend some time in her garden.

Mrs Forbes had worked at many other schools prior in the Hunter Valley including Nulkaba Primary School and Mount View High School.

"She trained people to support each other over the years and showed great hospitality and always made sure staff had something to eat and drink over the years," said Ms Kime.

On Friday, the whole school commemorated the many years of hard work Mrs Forbes had put into the school with a whole school celebration involving yummy treats, fun games and a traditional 'human arch' send out for the beloved teacher.