All change as principal takes on new challenge

The new principal at St Paul’s Primary School in Irvinestown, Anne Molloy (left) with outgoing principal Shauna Cathcart              RMG59

The new principal at St Paul’s Primary School in Irvinestown, Anne Molloy (left) with outgoing principal Shauna Cathcart RMG59

WELL-KNOWN school principal Shauna Cathcart is bidding farewell to St Paul’s Primary School, Irvinestown after almost 25 years at the school.
The popular principal arrived at the school on April 8th 2002, and is leaving to pursue a new career path. Shauna is starting a new business – ‘Positive Pathways’ in the New Year offering counselling and well-being services.
Looking back on her years as principal, she recalls some of her most memorable moments.
“Witnessing children reach milestones, children excelling in competitions or a child battling with a difficult medical diagnosis, are moments that will always be memorable for me. I will miss the entire St Paul’s family, which is a very child-centered, happy and vibrant learning community.
“It has been a great privilege to work with the children and I know they will be in very safe hands with the dedicated and caring staff I leave behind,” she added.
While the students and staff of St Paul’s will miss her dearly, Mrs Cathcart is looking forward to the next chapter of her life as she creates “Positive Pathways”.
“I will be working as a training consultant for Carecall Wellbeing. This will involve planning and delivering wellbeing and resilience training for schools focusing on both pupils and teachers.
“I will also be providing training on stress management and resilience building to local community groups, for both adults and teenagers drawing on the wonderful learning I received from my travel scholarships,” she added.
On January 1st, Shauna will hand over the reins to Anne Molloy, the current vice-principal of St Paul’s. Anne Molloy was recently rewarded the Lidl Local Hero Award.
“I am delighted with the award, and it was a massive shock. I was told at a school meeting that I had been nominated, and we had a brilliant night in Belfast. I could not believe it when my name was called out, I am still overwhelmed.
“I have been vice-principal here for 14 years, but start my new role on the first of January. I am looking forward to leading the staff of St Paul’s and we have a great team spirit here but I have big boots to fill with Shauna leaving.”



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