Former principals Mr
Norman McClelland and Alderman Samuel
Semple presenting present Mr Jim Sheerin
and his wife with a gift.
A GALA dinner dance has been held to mark the 50th
anniversary of Lisnagarvey High School.
Former members of staff and pupils joined with
current staff, board of governors and pupils to celebrate the
contribution the school has made in the life of the local
Lisnagarvey High School staff at the recent
gala dinner dance.
Special guest of honour, former Principal Mr
Norman McClelland, reflected on the many changes that had taken
place in his 40 year association with the school.
He noted the introduction of girls 10 years
ago and the many improvements and upgrades in facilities, which
have helped keep the school to the forefront of educational
This year alone £20,000 has been spent on a
new state of the art fitness suite and in the provision of a
designated 6th form study centre.
In a special presentation to new Principal Mr
Jim Sheerin, former Principal Alderman Sam Semple (1966-82),
reminded the audience how the school had always tried to provide
for its pupils an education it the broadest sense, striving for
excellence in academic, sporting and cultural fronts.
He concluded that to be involved in the
education of a nations youth was one of life's highest
Entertainment was provided by the Victor
Currie Big band.
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