For nearly nineteen years it has been my privilege to be the Principal Teacher of St. Oliver’s National School. Thousands of children have filled my school days with fun, pride and welcome, their infectious joy lifting my spirits daily. I take great pride in hearing about, meeting and chatting to former pupils – they shine in so many ways and in so many places.
Our school team – teachers, SNA’s, office and support staff have also inspired me daily with their commitment and care for our children. Their compassion, welcome, integrity and example are the foundation of our school.
You, as parents, have offered tremendous support and understanding, not least in these most recent and difficult of times. Be assured that I always appreciated your trust and valued your care.
This week I have been offered and accepted a position for one year as a Senior National Advisor to Catholic Schools’ Boards of Management. The post with the CPSMA (Catholic Primary School Managers Association) is a full-time position, which means I will leave my post as Principal Teacher and work full-time in this new role from September 1st 2021 for one year. The contract may be renewed annually.
Throughout the summer months I will continue our Summer Provision Programme and staff recruitment, finishing in the post of Principal on August 31st. I will be in touch during the holidays with updates regarding recruitment and arrangements for reopening on Wednesday, September 1st 2021.
Regards and best wishes,