Warm memories of former city school head teacher

Evening Express (City Final) - - UK & Abroad -

A FORMER head teacher at a city sec­ondary school has been warmly re­mem­bered fol­low­ing his death. Alex Sib­bald moved from the Cen­tral Belt to Blairdaff, near Mony­musk, when he took over as head teacher of Kem­nay Academy. That led to him tak­ing the reins of Ha­zle­head Academy in the 1980s, a post he en­joyed into the fol­low­ing decade. Mr Sib­bald was a popular fig­ure among Ro­tary cir­cles. He was a mem­ber of Aberdeen’s St Fittick’s group, where he served as pres­i­dent be­tween 2003 and 2004. Fel­low ro­tar­ian Ge­orge Es­son said: “As well as be­ing a head­mas­ter of some rep­u­ta­tion, and a real ed­u­ca­tion­al­ist, he was very artis­tic by na­ture. He and his wife were very in­ter­ested in the arts and en­joyed paint­ing.”

About 10 years ago, Mr Sib­bald moved from the North-east to Spain. He died peace­fully there, sur­rounded by his fam­ily, fol­low­ing a short ill­ness. He is sur­vived by his wife Christina, son Alexan­der and daugh­ter Bar­bara. Mr Sib­bald also leaves be­hind grand­chil­dren Steven and Elsie.

ed­u­ca­tor: Former Aberdeen head teacher Alex Sib­bald.

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