North School head teacher retires

The head teacher of a Fraserburgh primary school has retired after 19 years in the post and 29 years working at the school.

Sunday, 6th July 2014, 6:30 am
Head teacher Mrs Rosie being presented with her gifts by the schools youngest and oldest pupils.

Alison Rosie, who has been head teacher of Fraserburgh North School for nearly two decades, retired last Friday, July 4.

To mark the occasion, a special end-of-term assembly was held in the school hall.

During the concert, pupils sang a song which they had made to say goodbye to their head teacher.

The youngest and eldest pupils in the school also presented Mrs Rosie with leaving presents during the emotional assembly. The gifts included a book of messages and memories, and a picture of a ‘growing tree’ which has a leaf with the name of each pupil at the school.

The school has around 190 pupils on its roll, including the Nursery, and over 20 members of staff.

Speaking to the Fraserburgh Herald, Mrs Rosie said she was looking forward to spending more time with her family and picking up long-forgotten hobbies during her retirement.

Commenting, Mrs Rosie said: “It’s been a real honour and a privilege to be head teacher at a very special school.

“I’ve loved every day of my time here - almost!

“I’d like to thank all my staff for the amazing work they do every day. Whoever the new head teacher is will be a very lucky person.

“The children said they will miss me but I think I’ll miss them more.”