Retirement of Mr Tom Shields, Chairperson of the Board of Management –  A Tribute

Mr Tom Shields retired as Chairperson of the Board of Management on Monday, 2 March. We take this opportunity to pay tribute to him for his years of service to the people of Swords.

He enrolled as a pupil in New Borough Boys’ School, Swords on 19 June 1944, and he left primary school on 28 June 1952.

He served as a Governor of the New Borough Schools from 1972 until 2014. He became a member of the Board of Management of St Colmcille’s BNS in 1991 and was elected Chairperson of the Board of Management in 2003.

He has been a very supportive Chairperson and he has been available at all times to help our school in every possible way. He has overseen great improvements in the physical fabric and resourcing of the school.

He has been unfailingly courteous in his dealings with staff, parents and pupils.

We thank Tom for his great contribution to our school community and to the Parish of St Colmcille, and wish himself and Áine well for the future.

James Bennett, Principal