by Ms. Elizabeth and Ms. Sandra
Last weekend, the KSMA faculty (and a very furry stowaway belonging to Ms. Diane) spent an entire day hard at work…on their day off! Early in the morning, the tireless faculty boarded a lovely junk boat to cruise toward Lamma Island. The day was tough from the start, we ate muffins, croissants, and fresh fruit. Whew…that was hard work! Then, we spent some time soaking in the sun, swimming in the ocean, and enjoying each other’s company.
After some quick power naps, it was actually time to get to work. Ms. Diane lead the group in some discussions about our personality types and the ways we relate interpersonally. We spent time reading about ourselves and sharing experiences from our teaching lives. We learned about each other and what a complex and diverse faculty we have! Well, that was enough work to earn a banana boat ride…so we did!
Ms. Sandra, Ms. Monica, Ms. Elizabeth, and Mr. Graham all went out for a banana boat ride where there wasn’t any fun at all. No, it was a very serious endeavor. You can tell from the pictures that no one had any fun.
Back on boat, Mr. Graham and Ms. Elizabeth decided to live on the wild side for a little bit and jump off the top of the boat into the ocean. Everyone thought they would be safe and dry on the boat…think again! Ms. Elizabeth and Mr. Graham worked hard to splash everyone standing on the boat taking pictures.
We spent more time eating and delicious chicken, samosas, and spring rolls were among the wonderful spread of food we had. It was nearly time to head back to Central, so we took one last dip in the ocean, being very careful to avoid any jellyfish, and got on the boat to head back home.
On the ride back to Central, we spent more time together as a faculty working to brainstorm ideas for the upcoming year. All too soon, we were back at the Central pier and our very long, tiresome day was at a close. We had such a great time working and playing together for the whole day, and we hope you enjoyed the pictures and story too!