Weekly Message from the Principal

Weekly Message from the Principal
Weekly Message from the Principal

I would like to start by thanking all the parents, teachers and boys for making the last six weeks so special especially during French day, Confirmation and Reconciliation services, behaviour during JCT/SCT matches and as always, your enthusiasm for learning, smiles and positivity coming into our school. However, I must sincerely thank our Fifth Form team of teachers – Ms. MacGinty, Mr. MacRae, Mr. Crinion and of course Mr. Mageean who created two special nights that we all enjoyed as members of the Willow community. I also must thank Mr. Chris O’Sullivan, Ms. Mairead Lochrie, Mr. Neil Coghlan, Mr.Orlando Molina and Mr. Andre Kavanagh for the music and the army of Fifth Form parents and teachers who spent hours creating costumes, building and painting sets as well as applying make-up. I also have to sincerely thank Mr. Alan Fallon, Mr. John Harding and Mr. Ciaran Campbell along with Beverly, Patricia and Heather for printing the booklets and selling the tickets as well as George and his Accommodation team. It really was a whole school approach and echoes the quotation above from Eliud Kipchoge in making our annual musical Shrek ish such a success.

Most importantly I thank the boys in Fifth Form and in fact all of the boys in the Junior school. Thank you all for coming into ‘your’ school with a growth mindset. Thank you for continually having the confidence to ask questions and explore your learning journey. Thank you for thinking of others in raising funds for primary schools in Kenya, donating trainers to charities abroad and looking after each other in class, in the playground and during your breakfast club. As ‘your’ Principal it is a privilege to witness kind actions daily and watch as relationships between teachers, parents and pupils grow and develop.

The last six weeks has shown the power that we have when a shared vision between teachers, parents and boys comes together and I must sincerely thank the Fifth Form of 2020 for giving myself and my two daughters (Ciara and Meghan) memories that will stay with us forever.

I hope all Willow families have a happy, safe, enjoyable February mid-term break.


There is a formula: 100% of me is nothing compared to 1% of the whole team. And
that’s teamwork. That’s what I value.

Eliud Kipchoge

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