FOR 20 years Faye Moulder battled all weather conditions to ensure the safety of students and parents as they crossed busy Galleon Way going to and from St Augustine’s School, Currumbin Waters.
But the dedicated crossing guard has decided it was time to hang up her stop sign and take up retirement.
To celebrate her milestone, Ms Moulder was given a “flash mob” send-off at an assembly after completing her last crossing duty.
Year 6 students, each wearing a fluoro vest, formed a guard of honour to cheer her out of the school hall.
Ms Moulder was presented with flowers and a silver angel pendant as a tribute to her work as a “crossing angel”.
Although a Queensland Transport employee, she was very much a part of the school community for more than 30 years.
Her children were former students at St Augustine’s and her grandchildren attend the school.
Ms Moulder always had a smile on her face and knew the names of those she helped each day to cross the busy road.
She loved to have a laugh and her stylish outfits were always noticeable under her fluoro jacket.
Principal Warren Fields said Ms Moulder’s dedication and friendly demeanour made a difference to the start and end of the day for everyone in the school community.
“She will be missed but hopefully she will be now able to spend more time with her family and as a valued volunteer at St Augustine’s,” he said.
Assistant principal Lynne Rohanna said Ms Moulder was also the eyes and ears of the community, noticing if there was an unfamiliar car in the area, a stray pet or a little person who had missed the bus or was looking lost.
“She would watch over them and ensure they made it safely to where they were meant to be,” Ms Rohanna said.
She said the St Augustine’s school community wished her a long and happy retirement.