A teacher affects eternity. A teacher can never tell where their influence stopsí ~Henry Brooks Adams
Many primary schools across Ireland are getting their summer holidays today. Secondary schools are alrady there. We sometimes categorise teachers with words such as: Ďhavenít they great holidaysí or Ďitís a handy jobí. Such phrases do no justice to the great work our teachers do each day in our schools. There are many challenges our teachers face on an ongoing basis. It is far from an easy job. It's fair to say we take for granted their influence, the example they give and the depth of their enthusiasm and energy. No words can sum up the vocation of being a teacher. It is more than just a job and much more about doing something in life that touches not just this generation but future generations as well. We ask Godís many blessings on all our teachers and Godís many blessings on the great work they do in educating our young. May everyone have a lovely summer break.