In a blink of an eye, another school year is finished. It was an extremely busy year with many challenges but the school and the students have continued to flourish. We hope to build on this success next year and progress with some exciting and innovative plans for the school.
The end of the year is often bittersweet and this year was no exception. It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to six of our students; Peter, Jordan, Kacper, Lewis, Lily and Tadhg. The school will be a less colourful place without their presence. Two of our teachers, Clare and Leighann will also not be returning in September. They will be sadly missed by both colleagues and students. I would like to express our gratitude for their hard work and dedication during their time in the school.
I would like to thank all the staff, parents and Board members, whose continued dedication and commitment this year has made Abacas Kilbarrack such a nurturing and supportive environment for learning. A special mention however, must go to our wonderful students who have worked so hard. They consistently delight us with their capacity for growth and development. They remind us that learning should always be a reciprocal process between teacher and student, as they continually help us to improve and evolve in our roles too.
Lastly, I would like to wish everyone a very happy summer holidays. I hope much rest and relaxation is had by all before we return in September to begin a new academic year.
Principal Abacas Kilbarrack