TWO valued teachers at Bushvalley Primary School in Stranocum are leaving to take up new roles.
Victoria Wylie, who has been principal for two years, is moving to Carniny Primary in Ballymena while Mark Creelman, who has taught P3’s for 14 years has been appointed principal of Garvagh PS.
Although delighted that Victoria and Mark are furthering their careers fellow teachers, staff and friends of Bushvalley say they will be greatly missed.
By way of tribute, a special Assembly was held at the school to honour both and later that evening a farewell dinner took place in the Millside Restaurant, Cloughmills.
Victoria lives in Ballymena and her new post means a return to the school she once served as Vice Principal while Mark who lives in Coleraine is looking forward to the challenge of starting somewhere new and all the potential that brings.
Speaking about her departure, Victoria said: “I am really sorry to be leaving”.
Mark commented: “I will leave with fond memories of Bushvalley particularly when the tenth anniversary was celebrated with a production of Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat which I helped organise. I really will miss the children.”
Acting Principal Caroline Irwin said both Victoria and Mark had made a valuable contribution to all aspects of the school life and wished them every success in their new posts.
Bushvalley enjoys a good reputation for its academic achievements as well as its close association with the community who have been strongly supportive of teachers and staff.