Micheál Garvey, our much loved teacher and colleague has decided to retire from teaching after 39 years unbroken service. It is hard for all of us to imagine DPETNS without him as his unique style permeates our school in so many different ways! Over the years Micheál has worked very closely with our PTA and they will host a retirement party in his honour in September. Micheál is an extraordinarily talented teacher with a gift for ‘edutainment’ which is legendary. In recent years Micheál has been working voluntarily teaching literacy/numeracy to adults and he plans to concentrate on this work in his retirement. We have been fortunate to have had him work with us over the years and he will be sorely missed. He has promised to visit us often and return as a substitute teacher – we will hold him to that promise!