Mariginiup teacher says fond farewell after 30 years


Fond farewell: Peter Lynch with a group of students.
Picture: Martin Kennealey        www.communitypix.com.au   d459810
Fond farewell: Peter Lynch with a group of students. Picture: Martin Kennealey        www.communitypix.com.au d459810

MARIGINIUP teacher Peter Lynch has retired after more than 30 years at a northern suburbs school.

The design and technology teacher has taught more than 3000 students during his tenure at St Stephen’s School, starting at the Duncraig campus and finishing his career at the Carramar secondary school.

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Mr Lynch was working in Papua New Guinea in 1983 when a colleague encouraged him to apply to the new school being established.

“I never expected to be here more than 30 years later but looking back it has been the most wonderful experience,” he said.

“The people I’ve met and students I’ve taught have left a lasting impression.”

Head of secondary school Brett Roberts said Mr Lynch was widely loved throughout the school community.

“It is with great sadness that we bid him farewell,” he said.

“He has been a terrific servant of St Stephen’s School and will be missed by many students, teachers and parents across our whole school community.”

Mr Lynch said he was excited to start the next chapter of his life, where he hopes to turn his sandy property into a garden.