The following e-mail went to school parents on Friday 26th October: “I regret to inform you that Ms Rachel Harper has given notice of her intention to resign as Principal. Thankfully, she has offered to be with the school for a further three months. She has been appointed to be the Principal of St Patrick’s NS in Greystones.
The Board thanks Ms Harper for her eleven years of outstanding service to the school including almost seven years as an inspirational Principal. The size of the school has grown significantly during her tenure while at the same time a caring atmosphere has been maintained. We look forward to continuing the happy relationship with her during her notice period. We wish her all the best in her new role and trust that she will be fulfilled in it.
The Board will shortly be advertising the vacancy after which interviews will take place. If the successful candidate is unavailable to take up the post by the time of Ms Harper’s departure, the Deputy Principal, Ms Imelda Heaphy, will be acting Principal until the new Principal is available.
Ken Rue, Chairperson, Board of Management”