Mrs Monk Retires, 2018

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Now here’s a teacher who deserves a special mention! A special assembly and afternoon tea were held for a much-loved nursery teacher who retired after 42 years in David Livingstone Memorial Primary School.

On Tuesday, June 25, 2018, David Livingstone Memorial Primary School staff and pupils marked the retirement of Moira Monk with a whole school send-off followed by a cream tea for parents and friends.

Mrs Monk was a former pupil of the school. She began her teaching career in 1974 and returned to David Livingstone Memorial Primary as a teacher in 1976. She taught across all stages before making a permanent move to the nursery.

She said: “I have enjoyed teaching at the school. In the more recent years, as the nursery teacher, I have had the privilege of welcoming back some of our former pupils with their own children. I will miss the school greatly but look forward to spending time with family and friends and travelling to some new places.”

Staff, parents and pupils would like to thank Mrs Monk for all of her hard work over the years and wish her a long and happy retirement.

Headteacher Linda Callender said: “Mrs Monk is a kind, caring and well-respected teacher who has always had the children’s best interests at heart. She has educated, inspired and nurtured thousands of children during her teaching career and she will be greatly missed by all of us.”

Story, courtesy of Hamilton Advertiser.

Featuring Blantyre Project Social Media with permission. Strictly not for use by others on or offline, our visitors said:

Lesley Keith I remember Mrs Monk! 42 years! Good effort 😊

Lesley Hartley Miss seeing Mrs Monk every day, she’s missed by everyone ❤️

Caroline Rundell Steven Johnstone
Carol Goldie An absolutely fantastic teacher.she seen three of my boys through nursery and I couldn’t have asked for a better start to school life for the boys . Was so comforting for a parent to be able to leave a child at nursery knowing they would be looked after so well have a long and happy retirement you deserve it 💗😇
Debi Bell One of the best teachers in DLMPS xx
Anne Cook Happy Retirement Moira !!!!xxx

Helen Allan Enjoy your retirement Moira.
Was in same class as me at livvies.

Jill Richardson What a lovely teacher xxx
Karen Rouse xxx
Helen Henderson Mclaughlin Fantastic teacher to my son when in primary. We often had lovely chats after school. Enjoy your retirement. Well deserved 😊
Catherine Whitefield Fantastic teacher she taught my two girls an was a lovely lady as well
James Sime My best teacher ever. Had her in P1 and P7 and was a great influence in making me choose to be a teacher. 42 years though – jeesso!
Kaye Cunningham James Sime she was my P1 teacher and loved the fact that she was coopers nursery teacher 😍
Karen Rouse Great dedication to a wonderful lady and a great teacher. Both my children had the pleasure of having Mrs Monk as their nursery teacher ❤️ Hope Mrs Monk has a happy and long retirement though no doubt she won’t stay away from DLMPS for too long, I’m sure she will visit xxx
Tracy Douglas My 1st primary teacher wen i was in p1 xx
Marion Alexander Good luck Mrs monk xxx

Alan Reid All the best Mrs Monk the best teacher I ever had, I think I was in P5 about 1977 in the huts x

Kirsty Liebow Fab teacher!! Well deserved retirement xx
Sharon SLittle Loved Mrs Monk, she along with Mrs Cushney were my favourite 2 teachers. Hope she has a happy retirement. X
Elaine Irwin one of my favourite teachers x

Linda Rae She was my teacher when I was there xx

Stephen Allan I remember Mrs Monk. Never had her as a teacher though. I started in 1989. Here are all the teachers I had.

P1 – Mrs McIvor
P2 – Mrs Selkirk
P3 – Mrs Crop
P4 – Mrs Gray
P5 – Mrs Sommerville
P6 – Mrs Gray
P7 – Mrs Boudville

Alison Kennedy One of my favourites too, although there were a few 🙂

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