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Monday 18 June 2018

Gorey Community School bid farewell to four teachers

Gorey Community School retirement function. Front from left: Jurgen Greiner, Mary Nolan and Seamus O’Connor. Back from left: deputy principal Stella Kehoe, principal Michael Finn, deputy principal Frank Duke and deputy principal Linda McEvoy
Gorey Community School retirement function. Front from left: Jurgen Greiner, Mary Nolan and Seamus O’Connor. Back from left: deputy principal Stella Kehoe, principal Michael Finn, deputy principal Frank Duke and deputy principal Linda McEvoy

Sara Gahan

Staff from Gorey Community School held a celebration as they bid a farewell to four teachers who are retiring at the end of the school year.

More than 100 staff past and present joined the retirees and their families for a lovely dinner in the Ashdown Park Hotel in Gorey.

The teachers honoured were Treasa Weymass from Kilkenny, who has taught Irish and French in Gorey for more than 35 years, first in Gorey CBS and the Gorey Community School; Mary Nolan arrived in Gorey in 1978 to join the staff of the Vocational Education Centre to teach Irish and English. Following the amalgamation in 1993, she continued the two subjects and also became a viable member of the Special Needs Department; Jurgen Greiner joined GCS when it opened its doors in 1993 and taught German and PE. He acted as an Assistant Year Head for five year; Seamus O'Connor has taught in the school for nearly 20 years. He was an English and guidance counsellor and supported the introduction of the LCA Programme to the school.

A number of gifts and presentations were made to the four teachers who have greatly served the school.

Gorey Guardian

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