The End of an Era
As the lights go down on another school year,
and all the work is done,
we reflect on the year that has just gone by
one full of achievement and fun!
There was football and hurling and camogie too,
And singing and quizzes galore!
Athletics and dancing and another Green Flag
And learning more and more!
However, this year, for us here in Rathcoole,
The end is bitter sweet.
For with it come goodbyes we’re not ready for,
And new people we have yet to meet.
It’s hard to lose one from a staff this small,
But to lose two just seems beyond all!
But as they move on to their next chapter,
we hope that it’s one full of love and laughter.
To Mrs. Lynch, there’s no doubt you’ll be missed.
So calm, so collected – well you get the gist.
You’ve helped shape young minds, from the very beginning
and shared with the children your passion for learning.
To Mrs O’Connor, our friend, a passionate leader,
Your contribution to our school will forever linger.
Supportive and kind in all situations
and good for a joke (without realisation!)
So to you today, we must say goodbye,
As you move on to your next endeavour.
We hope you’ll come back to see us again
This isn’t goodbye forever!
From all of the staff, children and wider school community, we would like to wish Mrs.O’Connor and Mrs.Lynch a happy and healthy retirement and a huge thank you for their combined 41 years of service to our school.