R.I.P John Curran

We received some very sad news yesterday evening. Our founding Principal, Mr John Curran died tragically in South Africa. In recent years he was the Director of Education at Mellon Educate, a non-profit organisation, where he has worked tirelessly to renovate schools and improve the standard of education for those less fortunate in townships in South Africa.

John was Principal of the Good Shepherd National School from 1989 -2005. An innovative educator, John’s vision and enthusiasm still influence our ethos and can be seen at work throughout our school today. We are proud to continue the work he began here in 1989.

We know that many of you share our fond memories of John. He will be sadly missed by parents, staff, past pupils and all those in the wider Good Shepherd school community.

A book of condolence will be open in the school foyer from 11.00am Thursday 8th November.

Our thoughts and prayers are with John’s family at this incredibly difficult time.

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