Schools say farewell to senior teaching staff.
SCHOOL'S out forever for three senior teachers in Caerphilly.
Coed-Y-Brain, Cwrt Rawlin and Park primary schools all said goodbye to head teachers and deputy head teachers as they left for retirement at the end of the summer term. Morien Morgan, head teacher at Coed-Y-Brain Primary, has worked at the school for nearly 15 years.
When describing his greatest achievement at the school, Mr Morgan said: "Coed-Y-Brain has always been a happy school and I am pleased that it continues one upon my retirement. Staff, children, parents have great relations and we all work together for the common good - the children who come and go."
Mair Evans, head teacher at Park Primary, bade farewell to "a beautiful school" with a dedicated staff, governors and parent community.
She said: "To all at Park Primary, remember and fulfil our vision; Staff, governors and parents working together to effectively ensure a quality education for all our children through fun, commitment, challenge and high expectation."
And Cwrt Rawlin Primary also lost one of its valued members of staff in deputy head teacher Elaine Perkins.
Mrs Perkins has worked at the school since its opening in 2001, starting as head of Foundation Phase before becoming deputy head teacher.
She said: "To have watched the school grow and become, over time, the heart of our local community has been, without question, a privilege and most rewarding experience.
"I will look back over my career with gratitude for all the opportunities I have been afforded and the many hardworking, inspirational people I have worked alongside in many different guises over the last 38 years with the local authority. Each has brought its own reward.
"I will recall much laughter, the triumphs as well as the occasional disappointments but primarily I will remember the kaleidoscope of children who have enriched my life."