remembering mr. ryan
may 1st 2020
Each year since 2016, on May 1st, we have marked the anniversary of our former Principal and dear friend, Paul Ryan.
When May 1st fell on a school day, we marked it with the children by giving them a night free from homework in keeping with the spirit of Mr. Ryan's love of bestowing good news, accompanied by a twinkling eye.
We have decided that a fitting tribute to Paul this year would be to light a candle, or some other form of light if a candle isn't appropriate, and take a minute to remember Paul and his contribution to our lives and our school.
We invite the whole school community to join us in this.
I thank thee, God, that I have lived
In this great world and known its many joys;
The songs of birds, the strongest sweet scent of hay
And cooling breezes in the secret dusk;
The flaming sunsets at close of day,
Hills and the lovely, heather-covered moors;
Music at night, and moonlight on the sea,
The beat of the waves upon the rocky shore
And wild white spray, flung high in ecstasy;
The faithful eyes of dogs and treasured books,
The love of Kin and fellowship of friends
And all that makes life dear and beautiful.