• Principal says goodbye to Myrtleford

    STUDENTS and families of St Mary’s Primary School are saying goodbye to long-term principal Colleen Wilkin this week. Mrs Wilkin is leaving St Mary’s, and Myrtleford, after eight years as the Catholic school’s second lay principal. Year one students Bastian McNaught (left) and Gahna Singh wished Mrs Wilkin the best ahead of her final day on Friday. PHOTO: Greg O’Connor

    THE region is about to lose one of its most-respected educational leaders, with St Mary’s Primary School principal Colleen Wilkin ending her tenure on Friday.

    Mrs Wilkin has called time on her work in Myrtleford after eight years as the Catholic school’s second lay principal.

    Students, families and parishioners said goodbye with a mass and dinner on Friday night, with students to get a final farewell in an assembly and luncheon tomorrow.

    Mrs Wilkin said she found the position “hard but rewarding”.

    “It’s a diverse job and covers so many areas, from administrative roles to supporting learning and managing building projects – I learnt a lot.

    “There’s a strong sense of welcome here and we have so many teachers and staff who’ll put themselves out of their comfort zone to learn and try new things,” she said.

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