School honours warden

Liana and Britt Clynick, Lisa Gibson, Nelly Da Re and Year 3 students Melissa Cugley and Ruby Angel. Picture: Martin Kennealey        www.communitypix.com.au   d442821
Liana and Britt Clynick, Lisa Gibson, Nelly Da Re and Year 3 students Melissa Cugley and Ruby Angel. Picture: Martin Kennealey        www.communitypix.com.au d442821

The 84-year-old school favourite died suddenly during the July school holidays, leaving a massive void at the school.

Principal Lisa Gibson said Mr Da Re had worked at the school for more than 10 years and knew most of the students well.

�Frank was an integral part of the morning and afternoon routine at our school,� Ms Gibson said.

�He was like the grandad who greeted the children every day. He remembered all the students and their stories and would inquire if the student was OK if he hadn�t seen them for a while.

�Frank�s laugh and loud greeting is missed by all the staff and students.�

Daughter Nelly Da Re said the family were completely overwhelmed that her dad had been honoured in a special way.

�The school and the �crossing kids� as he called them meant so much to him and this tribute from the school community is amazing and humbling � he would be so proud,� she said.