I joined St Marie's community back in 2001 as my first of six children started her move through the school. This new window allowed me, for over 12 years, to have the pleasure of supporting the HSA and parent volunteering throughout St Marie's. More recently, I have had the incredible honour of supporting your children through employment.
So, as I reflect, and thank the children and the team for all the delightful memories, I must acknowledge my husband's role and support that enabled this all to happen. I'm often asked how I manage such a big family (two girls have fledged - four teenage boys still at ND!) but as everyone at St Marie's knows - there is no I in team.
As my husband would say 'I love children, but can never eat a whole one!' Therefore, it is with this in mind, that I choose to say goodbye with a heavy heart, but with a healthy head and bring this amazing experience to a close so I can spend more time with my family. I wish everyone a happy and healthy future as I move on to the next (testosterone-filled) chapter!
I hope St Marie's continues to enjoy the 'fun zone' and remembers me for my love of badminton and my passion for books.
May you all continue to be the best that you can be!
St Marie's! The pleasure has been all mine...
Mrs Michele Kirkbride