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St. John's National School, Ballisodare, Co. Sligo

Mr. Dillon's Retirement Ceremony

17th Jun 2022

On Wednesday 15th June 2022, the staff and children held a ceremony at school to mark Mr. Dillon's upcoming retirement.

It was a wonderful occasion filled with music, song, colour, fond memories and much laughter.  Proceedings began in our GP Room which was decorated beautifully with artwork from each class.  Following this, we headed outside where Mr. Dillon planted a commemorative tree - an oak tree, which will take pride of place in our school grounds going forward.  It was great to see so many families, past pupils, neighbours and friends there to celebrate with us.

Our thanks to our Parents' Association who made sure the children got a well-deserved treat on the day too.  The adults had tea and cake and plenty of time to chat, reminiss and wish Mr. Dillon well. 

Mr. Dillon will officially retire as principal on 31st August 2022. 

Please, take a look through some photographs of the day taken by Anthony Leonard to get a sense of the day.