The Wallace High School Class of 2007 said goodbye to their Clonevin Park School this week. Their final day of school was marked with a series of special events which began with the pupils showing an amusing video which captured many aspects of their daily life in school. Following a goodbye speech from their Head of Year, Mrs Pauline Flavelle, pupils were presented with ‘Class of 2007’ keyrings which had been funded by the Parent Teacher Association.
The teenagers then enjoyed coffee with their subject teachers during which Head Boy and Girl, Gareth Patterson and Kim McCully, paid tribute to the work of Wallace High School staff. Kim commented, “We , the Class of 2007, would like to thank all the teaching staff for their energy and dedication. So many staff selflessly give up their afternoons, weekends and holidays to offer the total Wallace experience, by organising clubs, societies and sports.
We also recognise the fantastic work done by the administrative and auxiliary staff here in Wallace we have had such a fantastic time here and have so many special memories of the experiences shared and the friendships formed. Gareth went on, “We came to Wallace only knowing a handful of people, but leave today having formed many friendships, which I hope will continue for many years to come. It has been an honour to be Head Boy and be part of the many experiences which Wallace has to offer.”
The students then moved out into the school grounds to enjoy a BBQ and fun games which included an inflatable assault course. Richard Hunter commented, “Thanks must go to the Sixth Form Committee for their hard work in organising such a memorable last day of school, and to all the staff who helped out on the day as well as The PTA for their generous support.”
Jenny Irvine added, it is quite difficult leaving somewhere which has been such a major part of my life. I joined the Prep Dept in 1993 and revisited it with other Upper Sixths this week to say goodbye to our teachers. We’re all a little bit nervous about the challenges which lie ahead as we leave the familiar surrounding s of Wallace, but I believe our time here has prepared us for the next exciting stage in our lives.”
All at the school wish the Class of 2007 well in their forthcoming examinations.
Last modified: March 8, 2017