AFTER working for 40 years in the same school – 25 as the head teacher – Dunbeg’s Sine MacVicar has been nominated for national recognition just ahead of her retirement.
AFTER working for 40 years in the same school – 25 as the head teacher – Dunbeg’s Sine MacVicar has been nominated for national recognition.
Dunbeg Primary’s Ms MacVicar is in the running for head teacher of the year at a national awards ceremony next month.
A spokesman for Argyll and Bute Council said: ‘Sine has been widely praised for her 44 years of devotion to Dunbeg Primary School, and the atmosphere of support and encouragement she has brought to the school and to the community.
‘Her personality and tendency to go above and beyond for pupils have allowed her to become a cherished member of the Argyll community.
‘All of the finalists will be invited to attend an awards ceremony at the Hilton Hotel in Glasgow on Wednesday June 7, when judges will unveil the winners of each award category.’
Before that, this Saturday (May 27), Dunbeg Primary will be hosting its annual family fun day.
The parent council and staff organise this event to help raise funds for extra materials, resources and trips for the pupils.
The fun-filled day will be packed with great things, including a bouncy castle, beat the goalie, wellie fling, splat the teacher, a raffle with amazing prizes, bottle stall and, back-by-popular-demand, a slip’n’slide (change of clothes/swimsuits advisable). There will also be teas, coffees and homebaking, as well as Jackson’s burgers.
Ms MacVicar has made an immense impact on the community and children who have been taught by her. She will be much missed. Ex-pupils are welcome to join in.
The event starts at 11am and the raffle will be drawn at 2pm. It will be followed by a concert by the children for Ms MacVicar.
Sine MacVicar will be much missed by pupils, parents and her colleagues at Dunbeg Primary School.