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Some Shantona Staff News

07 Mar, 2018

It is with a lump in our throats that we are announcing that Tam Le, one of the original staff members who has been with us since we launched Shantona in 1998, is taking a year off working with us to travel the world with her husband. We can say Tam has more than earned this sabbatical, having dedicated her career to managing the early year's nursery sessions for 19 years here at Shantona.

We wish Tam all the travel enjoyment in the world and are looking forward to hearing about her exploratory adventures when she gets home.

Recently we also celebrated a milestone birthday at the centre. Diane Law turned 50 so it was a double celebration wishing Diane a very happy birthday and saying farewell to Tam.

Happy 50th Birthday Diane and all the very best to you Tam! We will most certainly miss you around the centre.

From all at Shantona.

Katy Noble

 

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