At the end of our 2015-2016 school year, Ms. Ryan retired after teaching at ICS for over 30 years. Ms. Ryan’s tenure at ICS saw several generations of students and she even taught children of her former students.
To say thank you to Ms. Ryan, we had a special Ms. Ryan Day on her last Friday. In the morning, we went to church because Ms. Ryan had a very close relationship with God and regularly took her students to Mass every Friday. During lunch period, the whole school was allowed to go out to Chaldecott Park and play on the fields and playground – a testament to Ms. Ryan’s wise philosophy that children are meant to have fun! At the end of the day, we held an assembly to sing a song for her, and present her with two gifts.
The first gift, from primary, was a book called “101 Things To Do When You Retire” – we are certain she will be able to keep very busy with the variety and number of suggestions she received! The gift from intermediate was a memory book of days spent with Ms. Ryan – art lessons, science lessons, and special activities that Ms. Ryan shared with us. To round off Ms. Ryan Day, there was cake for everyone. Ms. Ryan will always hold a special place in the hearts of the ICS students, staff, and community at large and we wish her all the best.
Written By a Grade Six Student