Retirement of Maura Smyth

05 November, 2021

Maura Smyth has retired from Midleton CBS after 33 years of service. Maura joined the school in 1988 and has taught her subjects, Religion and English, with distinction ever since.

Maura has worked as coordinator of Religious Education, chair of the Pastoral Care Committee and was Chaplain in the school since 2006. She tended to the spiritual and emotional needs of our entire school community, ensuring compassion, care and community were at the heart of our daily school life. She organised liturgies throughout the school year and worked closely with the Leaving Cert students each year in preparing for their Graduation Mass. Maura has been a Year Head in our school since 2010 and is currently year head to our third years.

Maura has also been involved in a number of notable projects in the school, including starting the Midleton CBS - India Immersion Project in 2004. While visiting Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) she was taken by the work of the Christian Brothers and many others in India who care for those on the margins of society. It was agreed that Midleton CBS would become part of the programme and strive to make a difference to the lives of those they encountered in India. Students and teachers from Midleton CBS have travelled with Maura to Kolkata and Asansol on six occasions. In preparation for every visit her team spent a year organising and fundraising and upon arrival in India they worked with and supported the Christian Brothers in their school for street children.

Maura is a highly regarded and much respected member of our staff and everyone in the school would like to wish Maura the best on her well-deserved retirement.



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