Popular teachers depart from St Columba’s Primary

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This year’s Leavers’ Assembly at St Columba’s RC Primary School in Caol last week had a more poignant air than usual as it doubled up with a farewell to one of the school’s most popular members of staff.

Elaine Cameron was retiring from St Columba’s after a teaching career spanning 44 years.

She has taught at Lochyside/St Columba’s RC Primary for 29 years and also taught in the special class at Lochaber High School.

Mrs Cameron has been a much valued member of the teaching staff and she will be very much missed by all staff, pupils and parents.

The school said it wished her every happiness in her retirement.

Also leaving is Rebekah Carroll who has completed her probationer year at St Columba’s RC Primary, where she taught Primary 4.

She is leaving the area to take up a teaching post in Aberdeen and the school also wished Miss Carroll every success and happiness in her new post.

The Primary 7 Leavers’ Assembly was held in the school last week, when pupils were presented with awards in recognition of their many achievements throughout the year.

They entertained their families and friends by singing special songs and reminicining on their learning experiences over the past seven years.

The Citizenship Award was presented to Callum MacLean, while the Eco Prize went to Ryan Petrie.

Lily Irving, Orla Love and Noah Johnston were given special awards for being outstanding school ambassadors.


CAPTION: Miss Rebekah Carroll (left) who is leaving to take up a post in Aberdeen and Mrs Elaine Cameron who is retiring and hopes to spend time in the garden.
Both teachers received presentations from St Columba’s Primary School Caol, Fort William at the leaving assembly,
Picture Anthony MacMillan Photography