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Rutherglen Reformer - - Intimations - Will Hen­shaw

One of Cam­bus­lang’s best loved head teach­ers has stepped down af­ter 18 years.

Pa­tri­cia Cul­lion has re­tired as head teacher of St Bride’s Pri­mary School.

Pa­tri­cia took up the post of head teacher at the school, lo­cated on Taber­na­cle Street, in 1997.

She pre­vi­ously was as­sis­tant head teacher at Sa­cred Heart Pri­mary School in Bell­shill be­fore join­ing St Bride’s.

She has had a highly suc­cess­ful ca­reer as both teacher and head teacher.

As head teacher she al­ways en­gaged with the lo­cal com­mu­nity and church to be in­volved with the school.

A good ex­am­ple was when the school held a highly suc­cess­ful show­case of the history of the old school build­ing, with pho­to­graphs and mem­o­ra­bilia from pre­vi­ous years, prior to staff and pupils mov­ing to let the old build­ing be de­mol­ished and work be­gin in build­ing the new school.

She was keen to see through the open­ing of the new school prior to her re­tire­ment and was de­lighted with the new build­ing and the learn­ing fa­cil­i­ties it now pro­vides for chil­dren and staff.

She was well loved by staff and pupils of the school, and this was re­flected when St Bride’s made a spe­cial pre­sen­ta­tion to her last month to mark her leav­ing.

Wilma Bain , Head of Ed­u­ca­tion for Cam­bus­lang, Ruther­glen and East Kil­bride paid trib­ute to Pa­tri­cia and said: “Through her lead­er­ship she set out to pro­mote ex­cel­lent, ef­fec­tive learn­ing through­out the school and nurs­ery.

“She was com­mit­ted to rais­ing the achieve­ment of all chil­dren and clearly at St Bride’s she was well re­spected and liked by chil­dren, par­ents and mem­bers of the com­mu­nity.

“Par­ents, car­ers and fam­i­lies have al­ways been en­cour­aged to play an im­por­tant part in their chil­dren’s learn­ing

So long Pa­tri­cia Cul­lion was well loved by pupils

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