Published: 25/01/2013 14:48 - Updated: 25/01/2013 14:55

Pupils say 'Farewell Miss McLean'

Written byBy Craig Christie

A HEAD teacher, who taught in the Middle East as well as eight Moray primaries during a 38-year teaching career, is celebrating her retirement.

Mosstodloch Primary pupils say goodbye to their head teacher Fiona McLean, who has retired after 38 years’ teaching, most of them in Moray schools.
Mosstodloch Primary pupils say goodbye to their head teacher Fiona McLean, who has retired after 38 years’ teaching, most of them in Moray schools.

Fiona McLean said an emotional farewell last week to Mosstodloch Primary after stepping down from the role of the school’s head which she had held for the past 12 years.

Pupils presented Miss McLean with cards at her final assembly on Friday, and the school’s choir and fiddle group provided the entertainment at a leaving party organised by staff, parents and friends from the school’s FOMPS (Friends of Mosstodloch Primary School) group.

“It was a very emotional experience,” she said. “The school did me very proud andeveryone was so good to me.

“I had a wonderful assembly on my last day and the kids gave me some lovely cards, along with some lovely suggestions on what I should fill my retirement years with.”

Clochan-based Miss McLean, who was presented with a cheque and gifts, including wine and floral arrangements, said she was privileged to have served a ‘broad spectrum’ of Moray schools over the years.

However, it was perhaps her time teaching at the Sharjah English School in the United Arab Emirates which gave her the most diverse and exciting challenge.

As a lover of world travel, she decided in the mid-eighties to apply for a post at the private international school, which provides primary and secondary British curriculum education in the Arab country.

Full story in Northern Scot print version.
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