Goodbye to Fiona

Today the Junior Road Safety Officers, P5/6, staff and many of the pupils organised a leaving assembly for Fiona, our crossing Patroller. Fiona retires today after many years service with the council.

We are delighted to announce that the Crossing Patroller vacancy will now be advertised on myjobscotland and we look forward to appointing this position. In the meantime, we will organise some temporary cover of the crossing, but please can parents also help us by accompanying children to school or ‘buddying’ up to help other children cross safely.

We would also like to thank the Parent Partnership and the Councillors for their support in ensuring a replacement for Fiona.

Thanks also to Mr. Ian Rhind for the photograph and caption below:

Ben Wyvis Lollypop Lady Retires

The whole of Ben Wyvis Primary School, including pupils and staff, turned out to bid farewell to a long time friend when Lollypop Lady Fiona Sutherland bade them goodbye after ten years in the post. Fiona, pictured front holding a card in the design of a crossing sign, has notched up a staggering 22 years of service, starting work as a dinner lady at Munlochy School, later becoming a school cleaner and then a learning support assistant before taking to the road outside the new primary school in Conon Bridge as a crossing patrol. Pupils marked her retirement with a variety of entertainments including songs and a short play, before presenting her with cards and flowers. The assembly was watched by some of Fiona’s family and friends including her two daughters and her grandchildren. But it won’t be the end of the connection between Fiona and the school as she expects her grandchildren will soon be joining the ranks of the pupils at Ben Wyvis, following in her own footsteps and those of both her daughters.

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