Mr. Whitty

2015-09-28 13.23.48Scoil Carmel lost a friend, a colleague and a wonderful teacher when Mr. Whitty
passed away last week.

We have done our very best to help and support each other in the school community during this very sad time and especially the children who have felt his loss so deeply.

His class from last year were understandably devastated with the news and were encouraged to talk about Mr. Whitty and express their emotions freely. Tears quickly turned to chat and laughter while they shared their happy memories of Mr. Whitty.

With Ms. Fogarty’s support and help, they put their memories down on paper and they include using technology and tablets in class, playing old fashioned conker games, baking bread and eating it with jam and learning lots about nature and birds.

Reading their memories will give you a really good insight into the active and energetic classroom he created and the positive and happy learning experiences he provided to so many children. He inspired the children he taught by integrating his own love of nature and technology into teaching wherever possible and it resulted in a dynamic classroom the children loved being part of. Their memories are a testament to what a wonderful teacher he was and every single word they wrote on the front cover describes Mr. Whitty to a T!

Mr. Whitty will be greatly missed but certainly never forgotten by the boys and girls so lucky to have him as their teacher.

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John Whitty R.I.P.

It was with great sadness that we broke the news yesterday of the death of our colleague John. The whole school community is shocked and upset by the news. We have a book of Condolence available at the front door.

Funeral arrangements are as follows.

Removal at 5.30pm on Monday 28th Sept. to St. Pius X Church, Templeogue

Funeral Mass is at 11.30am on Tuesday.

As a mark of respect Scoil Carmel will be closed on Tuesday, September 29th

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dilis

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JohnDear Parents/ Guardians,

We have just got some really bad news today. John Whitty died last night. As you can appreciate our thoughts and prayers are with John’s family at this very sad time. John was a very valued member of our staff. He was in Tallaght hospital for the past 4 weeks and we were all hoping that he would recover.

This news is deeply upsetting for all of us and I know many of you knew John well.

We will do our best to help the children to come to terms with this news and we know you will support us in this effort. We will have a book of condolence at the front door tomorrow. We will post funeral arrangements on our website as soon as we have the details.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh anam dílís.

Ursula Martin


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Up the Dubs!

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We had a lovely ‘Blue Day’ today in Scoil Carmel. We wish Dublin well on Sunday. We know that Kerry are very hard to beat. Up the Dubs!

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