Emotional end-of-year prize-giving as Dunbeg Primary head retires
IT WAS an emotional end- of-year prize-giving ceremony at Dunbeg Primary School as pupils, parents and staff said goodbye to their award-winning head teacher.
Tears were shed as Sine MacVicar spent her last day at the primary school, following a 44year career in Dunbeg.
Last week she received a lifetime achievement award at the Times Educational Supplement (TES) school awards.
But before Sine left, she was showered with gifts, such as a camera, which she will be able to use when she enjoys her hotel and spa day gift.
However, the most memorable present she received was her very own piece of music.
The award-winning piper Angus MacColl wrote Sine a leaving song and performed it in front of the school.
‘ What a privilege it was,’ Sine said. ‘I have loved Angus coming into the school and what an inspiration he is to our pupils.
‘What an end to just such a happy career and to be with so many wonderful and supportive people – it’s just amazing.’
Sine added: ‘Thank you all for the tremendous send- off I have had over the past few weeks and thanks to the pupils, parents, and former pupils and parents.’
Sine MacVicar taught three generations of one family. She is pictured with James MacDonald, his children Vicky and Jamie, and grandchildren Carley and Chloe.