‘Loyal and compassionate’ vice-principal retires from Drumadonnell Primary School

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

MRS Jaine Minnis has retired as vice-principal of Drumadonnell Primary School after almost 17 years in the post.

Prior to that, she was principal of Katesbridge Primary School. Her entire career of just over 33 years has been spent in the local area, beginning with a two-year spell in Ballyward Primary School.

The school marked the occasion of her early retirement at the harvest services last Thursday (27 October). Gifts were presented by Mrs Donna McCartan, Abigail Murray and William Weir on behalf of the Board of Governors, parents and pupils and by Mrs Jacqueline Bingham and Mrs Lisa McCready on behalf of the staff (pictured left).

Prior to the presentations, the staff performed a routine that focused on the interests of Mrs Minnis. The principal, Keith Spiers, reflected that the school was losing a gifted and dedicated classroom teacher, an experienced and knowledgeable vice-principal and a loyal and compassionate colleague.

He remarked that each year brings change and challenge.

Mrs Minnis was preparing for change and the school was prepared for the challenge of building on the invaluable work she had done.

He concluded his remarks by wishing her a long and happy retirement.



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