Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Dear Parents, Caregivers and Friends of St Mary’s School,

Welcome back to Term Three for 2011, and what an exciting term it looks to be.

We all welcome Mrs Anne Simmons back to Room Two after her terms leave.

One of the saddest aspects of my position is saying good bye to someone, especially someone who has been a huge part of our school over a long period of time.

So it was with heavy hearts we fare-welled long time, friend and colleague Bridget West, along with her family and friends in a Mass to celebrate her life during the holidays.

Bridget West attended St Mary’s School for her primary school education. She then began working at the school, when her own children began here. She started as a parent help but was soon employed as a full time teachers aid. Bridget loved books and Reading, she would spend hours working in the library or helping children with their reading.

I went on two school camps with Bridget and she was always prepared to give things a go, skiing, tramping, canoeing, anything.

Bridget loved the social aspects of our school, she was always involved in our outings and ‘shouts’, her baking was a highlight especially her shortbread.

We as a school will be holding a liturgy to remember Bridget and to celebrate her contribution to our school on Friday in the Hall at 2.30pm, please join us if this possible.

We remember Bridget and her family in our thoughts and prayers.

Mike Brosnahan

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