Primary School thanks long serving Governor

Wednesday May 22nd 2019

The Rev Canon William Bell, retired rector of Eglantine.

The Rev Canon William Bell, retired rector of Eglantine Parish, was thanked for his years of service on the Board of Governors at Knockmore Primary School at a special presentation.

Canon Bell retired as rector of Eglantine in April 2011 after 22 years in the parish, but remained on the Board of Governors in Knockmore until the end of 2018.

On May 8, the pupils of Knockmore Primary School said their own thankyou to Canon Bell in a VIDEO MESSAGE.

Throughout his ministry Canon Bell has had served in the education sector as follows:

North Belfast – 

  • Wheatfield Primary  1980 – 89
  • Boy’s Model Secondary  1981 – 89

Lisburn –                

  • Newport Primary   1989 – 2005
  • Ravarnet Primary   1989 -2004
  • Downshire Primary  2005 – 2011
  • Knockmore  Primary  2001 – 2018
  • Largymore  Primary  2006 – 2014

SEELB Transferor Member    2001 – 2015

EA  Community Member    2015 – 2018

Riverdale Interim Board representing Ravarnet Primary

Meadowbridge  IB representing Maze Primary

Downshire  IB representing Newport Primary

Other SEELB duties included the Library Sub Committee and General Purposes Sub Committee.

The Rev Nicholas Dark, rector of Magheragall Parish, is Chair of the Knockmore Primary School Board of Governors.

“William was involved in education for 38 years,” Nicholas said. “He was with us in Knockmore from 2001 to 2018 and it was his last post, he will continue to do assemblies.

“Clergy are by default Governors and some like William really give a lot.”

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