Bracknagh principal retires after 41 years

RECENTLY Mr PJ Lynam retired from St Broghan’s NS, Bracknagh, after a remarkable 41 years service. Mr Lynam actually worked his whole teaching life at the school.

RECENTLY Mr PJ Lynam retired from St Broghan’s NS, Bracknagh, after a remarkable 41 years service. Mr Lynam actually worked his whole teaching life at the school.

Over the years he had worked with many teachers, but and most notably, himself and retired principal Bernadette Brereton worked together for almost 40 years. For many of those years it was just the two of them teaching up to four classes each.

Mr Lynam started his teaching career with the turf fire and saw many changes from the blackboard to the whiteboard and more recently to the interactive whiteboard.

During his time teaching he taught three different curricula, three different currencies and three generations.

Recently as Principal he has worked tirelessly to improve the facilities both inside and outside the school. During his tenure as Prinicpal the school was painted, reroofed and the yard resurfaced.

To mark the occasion of Mr Lynam’s retirement a mass was held in Brackngah church where Fr Gaynor thanked PJ for his many years of hard work and dedication to the school.

Mass was followed by refreshments in the school hall where grandparents, parents and past pupils came along to pay tribute to Mr Lynam and to help him celebrate his retirement.

The Parents Association of St Broghan’s made a presentation to Mr Lynam to thank him for his many years of service.

Earlier on the same day the pupils had a party to mark the occasion of Mr Lynam’s retirement. They presented Mr Lynam with portraits they had drawn, poems they had written about him and a book of memories, which he is sure to cherish for many years.

The staff of St Broghan’s NS would like to thank everyone who helped to make the evening such a success.

PJ is wished good health and happiness in his retiremnt from all the staff at St Broghan’s NS.