Frank Mur­phy is new prin­ci­pal of St Ai­dan’s

Enniscorthy Guardian - - NEWS -

FOL­LOW­ING the de­par­ture of Prin­ci­pal Peter Cree­don af­ter 24 years at the helm, a suc­ces­sor was of­fi­cially named last week to usher St Ai­dan’s Pri­mary School into a new era.

Hav­ing been a mem­ber of staff on the very first day that St Ai­dan’s was founded with the amal­ga­ma­tion of the Chris­tian Broth­ers and Pre­sen­ta­tion Pri­mary Schools back in 1994, Frank Mur­phy is cer­tainly no stranger to the school. He’s cur­rently the Prin­ci­pal at Scoil Mhuire Lour­des in Tul­low, where he started last Septem­ber fol­low­ing eight years as Prin­ci­pal at St Col­man’s NS in Ballindag­gin.

Be­fore this, Frank saw a bit of the world hav­ing worked in Italy, Kenya and China and he also worked at St Patrick’s Spe­cial School for a time.

‘You could say I’m well trav­elled al­right,’ he laughed. ‘It’s lovely to come back af­ter all these years. To come back to a new build­ing and such growth in the school is amaz­ing. To be en­trusted with it is a real hon­our. The school has a won­der­ful name and is one of the finest in the coun­try and that’s in no small way down to the hard work of Peter Cree­don and the staff. To be en­trusted with it is a real hon­our.’

‘ They are very big shoes to fill,’ he con­tin­ued. ‘But I look for­ward to the chal­lenge. The ed­u­ca­tion sys­tem is con­stantly chang­ing and I look for­ward to em­brac­ing this change as we move for­ward.’

Mr Mur­phy will take over the role from Jan­uary 7.

Frank Mur­phy.

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