Michael Tizard from C and K, Julie Tims and Deb Frecklington with some of the children from the Kindy.
Michael Tizard from C and K, Julie Tims and Deb Frecklington with some of the children from the Kindy. Katherine Morris

Julie shapes young minds for 25 years

FOR 25 years Julie Tims has loved seeing the smiling little faces of her kindy students looking up at her.

Mrs Tims celebrated her 25 years of teaching at C&K Nanango and District Kindergarten on Wednesday.

Her time at Nanango has equated teaching more than 800 students 35000 hours of time put into the kindy and the community that she loves.

She was originally a primary school teacher before she became involved in the kindy and served as its president in 1989 while she was studying early education.

"I always taught year one and have just always loved this age group," she said.

"I've had a lot of nick names over the years, even Miss Honey from a girl who loved Matilda, better that then Miss Trunchbull," she said.

She said that more then anything what made her job worth it was the kids.

Mrs Tims late husband Dick Tims did a lot of the repair work and building and she said he and her current husband Trevor Kilbbe supports everything she does.

"I still see his work here everyday," she said.

She has had a long association with the Kindy that she is know teaching the children of kids she taught.

"It's just a lovely environment to work in," she said.

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