Junior School gathers for fond farewells

The whole of St George's Junior School gathered outside The Ark on the last day of term (5 July) to say a very fond farewell to Head of Lower Years, Catherine Peuleve, who is retiring after nearly 20 years at St George's.

Following a surprise tea party the previous Friday, Catherine was once again overwhelmed as she walked out of The Ark to be greeted by rapturous applause and cheering from the entire school. A visibly moved Head of Lower Years was presented with a special homemade memories book from the pupils, before all of the children sang a song written especially for Mrs Peuleve titled 'When I'm 64'. 

Catherine joined St George’s in 1995 as a Reception Class Teacher. At that time, the school had a Pre-Prep and a Nursery and the first girls were only just starting to enrol, there were 3 girls in her first Reception Class! 

Speaking about Catherine and reminiscing over the past 20 years, Headmaster at the Junior School, Mr Hudson commented: 

"The evident affection which accompanied her farewell ‘gatherings’ was real testimony to the high regard in which she was held by all pupils and colleagues. Catherine is the ‘real deal’ to use modern parlance; it’s been hard work and great fun – always a winning combination!

Catherine was Head of Lower Years for nearly 20 years and has many wonderful memories as well as lots to look forward to!"

As well as saying farewell to Mrs Peuleve, the Junior School also said farewell to its Year 6 leavers who are moving on to the next step in their education. The children were adorned in their 2017 leavers' t-shirts and were in high spirits throughout the day as they took part in a number of fun activities and games, before leaving for the last time as Junior School pupils.

20 July 2017

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