Sue Saw celebrated for nurturing generations in Anglesea, Victoria
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Sue Saw celebrated for nurturing generations in Anglesea, Victoria

by Freya Lucas

May 06, 2024

Teacher and volunteer Sue Saw has been celebrated as a local legend in the Victorian community of Anglesea, applauded for her active retirement which is dedicated to ensuring all the children she works with feel special. 


“Sue helps the children with learning activities, from craft to puzzles and making playdough. She fosters an inclusive environment as well as encouraging children to develop confidence and resilience,” Anglesea Kindergarten lead teacher Sarah Womersley, who nominated Ms Saw for recognition, said.


The Local Legends awards recognise and celebrate people making a difference and helping their community to thrive, something Ms Saw is well known for. 


A mother of three, and grandmother of 11, Ms Saw was humbled and surprised by the attention, saying “I’ve been really lucky living in this lovely community. Everyone is very grateful and appreciative of what you do, and I am very passionate about helping young children and families.”


“I am so grateful to Anglesea Kindergarten and lead teacher Sarah for nominating me for this honour.”


Ms Saw was posted to Anglesea in 1976, to teach at the local primary school, something she said has turned out to be a blessing across the years, one which has inspired her to give back to the community which welcomed her. 


Her interest in the early years began with her own children, and continued when she accepted a teaching position with the kindergarten in 1994, which continued until she retired in 2007 – something she now believes is ‘a little premature.’


“I found that I really missed working in the field, and I had more to contribute so I offered my services as a volunteer to both the kindergarten and the school and that’s what I’ve been doing,” she said.


“I love the interaction with different children and following their progress through each year, that’s the great joy I get.” 


“Seeing the growth and the learning in each individual child through the months of the year, supporting the children and encouraging their learning … I love to be there,” she added.


Learn more about the Local Legends awards here

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