Tony has just sent the suggestions below which accords about the Principal.
If anyone wants to chase up any other teachers as he suggests, I am sure
none of us would have any objections...
I/we shall await to hear if anyone does so...
I think both Graham and Marc (see below) are saying that
they think it is really not appropriate to invite the
current principal, all things considered, and she would
likely be asking herself "why am I here?".
I support that position. She really has nothing in common
with any of us. The puerile exploits we will probably
talk about, while funny to us in hindsight, will probably
not be at all funny to someone trying to manage a very
different school in a different time.
I think it would be much better to invite some of our old
teachers, such as "Basher" Barnett, who is apparently still
with us and in good shape. And of course, Nancy Deans, who
has already been invited.
Arthur Henry is still alive, so there are probably many
more. I have a few favourites, such as Pat "Luigi" Devir,
who failed dismally at teaching me whatever he tried to
teach me (I think "English"), but who I still think of
fondly. Perhaps it was because he was the first person to
make it clear to me that is was necessary to grow up.
We definitely should invite Jeannette Spies, if for no
other reason than to satisfy our curiosity as to what
she turned out to be like as a mature woman.
(Read: What would we be living with if our dreams had
We could even invite "The Duchess". I'm sure she would
decline, but it would at least force her to acknowledge
Graham Balfe wrote:
I have no objection to the principal attending but I suspect that she
may not wish to come as she probably does not know anyone and may feel she
has more exciting things to do on a Saturday night. Thus if she is invited
we should be careful not to put her on the spot.
Marc Thompson wrote:
This really is a funny position to be in. I have never been involved
with the Old Falconians Union and my only previous contact with the school
administration was when my son went through NSBHS from 1985 to 1990.
I think the reunion will be a time to reflect on times past, both at
school but more importantly for me at least, what we have been doing with our
lives for the last 40 years and what we hope to do in the future. In this
sense I have no desire to talk to the Principal but I have no strong objection
to her being invited.