Eastern Courier : November 21st 2014
YOUR PLACE, YOUR PAPER Sad to leave school By MEGHAN LAWRENCE FOUNDATION principal Paul Daley says it won’t be easy walking away from Sancta Maria Catholic College. He’s about to retire after 11 years in the job and says he’s spent the last decade working hard to establish the school’s culture and identity. Adjusting to a life outside of education will be challenging. ‘‘I have done nothing else but teach, and for 21 of those years I have been a principal, so it has obviously been a major part of my life,’’ he says. ‘‘There will be certain aspects of it that I miss but I know I am doing the right thing and I believe that it is the right time for the school to have a new professional leader.’’ Daley says the school’s development has exceeded his expectations. ‘‘I am very pleased with the established culture here within the school, that is based on the school’s special character. ‘‘The other thing that I am pleased with is the excellent relationships between the students and staff.’’ Daley began his 43 year teaching career at Papatoetoe High School and later moved on to Macleans College, before a 10 year stint as principal at Takapuna Grammar. The Bucklands Beach resident says his fondest memories are of the annual There will be certain aspects of it that I miss but I know I amdoing the right thing and I believe that it is the right time for the school to have a new professional leader ❛ Foundation principal Paul Daley prize givings at the school. ‘‘There are challenges within the profession but the rewards are numerous and highlighted through those prize givings,’’ he says. ‘‘It is those that make the whole job worthwhile.’’ He has no set plans but is looking forward to a break and perhaps a bit of travelling. Glendowie College princi- pal Louise Moore will take over from Daley at the beginning of 2015. Board of trustees chair- man Brendan Ryan says Daley’s retirement will be a major change. ‘‘It is an end of an era in terms of the contributions he has made within the school. The board holds him in the highest regard.’’ ❚ Meet the new principal P3 Departing principal: Paul Daley plants one of the 11 trees that will be planted on the SanctaMaria College’s grounds to honour his 11 yearsasprincipal. Come join us for one of the happiest nights of the year! Saturday 13 December th Auckland Domain 7:30pm www.christmasinthepark.co.nz Proudly supporting Photo:MEGHANLAWRENCE Sports pics Are you a winner?– P8 ONLINE Have you checked out the Eastern Courier’s e-edition? The pages look much the sameas the paper but there’s often extracontent like videos, competitions and magazines. Go to easterncourier.co.nz and click on Latest Edition. Shared site Churches work together – P6 Friday, November 21, 2014 INSIDE Red runners Police warn light runners – P4 © 2014 THE COCA-COLA COMPANY. ‘COCA-COLA’ IS A REGISTERED TRADEMARK OF THE COCA-COLA COMPANY. “CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK” IS A REGISTERED TRADEMARK OF COCA-COLAAMATIL (N.Z) LIMITED.
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