Educator tapping into sense of humour

Education assistant Heath McQuade started dressing up while monitoring the staff car park during student drop off.| Pictures: Emma Reeves www.communitypix.com.au d419834
Education assistant Heath McQuade started dressing up while monitoring the staff car park during student drop off.| Pictures: Emma Reeves www.communitypix.com.au d419834

‘It started off, I wore a police hat to be the parking inspector and someone said ‘where’s the rest of the village people’ and it just took off,’ education assistant Heath McQuade (Mr Mac) said.

‘Thought I would do it as a bit of a laugh and then I’d stop, but I’ve had requests and kind of just kept it going.’ More than 30 costumes later and Mr Mac is still going strong, borrowing costumes from the whole school community to wear a different one everyday.

He said the daily morning event added a bright moment to the morning for students and parents.

‘Whether it be kids who don’t want to come to school, then all of a sudden they see me dressed up like a lady and they’re laughing and they actually want to be at the school,’ he said.

‘They’ve loved it ” it’s a good laugh and makes my morning a little more enjoyable as well.’

Principal Bill Boylan said he asked Mr Mac to monitor the staff car park each morning, but he took it upon himself to take the task one step further.

Mr Mac takes the opportunity to remind students daily about road and general safety.