Highland teacher retires after 40 years service in one school

Forty years of service in one school was celebrated this week as Carol Benisch, Teacher at Cawdor Primary School retires.

The majority of Ms Benisch’s teaching time was spent at the original Cawdor Primary School in the village and the last five years at the new school building which was opened by Her Royal Highness The Prince Royal in October 2007.

Congratulating Carol on her retirement and long service, Fiona Lewthwaite, Head Teacher of Cawdor Primary School said: “We all wish Carol the best in her retirement and wish her well for the future. Her contribution and service to education at Cawdor Primary has been outstanding and possibly unique as there cannot be many people who have spent their entire career teaching in one school community. We will also miss the years of school history she has and her accurate memory.”

Carol Benisch said: “I’ve been privileged to have in my classroom many, many fine young people. Teachers are dedicated to help children reach their potential and I am proud to have helped in this. You will live on in my memories.”

At a special presentation yesterday afternoon (28 June) pupils sang and told of their favourite memories. Ms Benisch cut a huge cake and received wonderful gifts from pupils, parents, ex-pupils and the wider community. Councillor Roddy Balfour spoke on behalf of Highland Council and gave her excellent advice for retirement.

Ms Benisch then unveiled a plaque to commemorate her 40 year dedication to Cawdor.

29 Jun 2012