Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Noeleen Condron, who is retiring after 12 years as an SNA in St Joseph's NS in Carlow Pic: Michael O'Rourke

Noeleen Condron, who is retiring after 12 years as an SNA in St Joseph’s NS in Carlow Pic: Michael O’Rourke

NOELEEN Condron retired last week from St Joseph’s NS after almost 13 years working as a special needs assistant (SNA).

“Noeleen was very patient and great with the children,” said school principal Fergal Browne. “She went above and beyond to help them. The children loved her and she’ll be missed by both the staff and the pupils.”

Noeleen is from the Ballickmoyler Road, Carlow and she’s one of the first SNAs to officially retire in the country, having started work in the Carlow primary school in 2002. Throughout her time in St Joseph’s, she worked with children in all classes, including the youngsters in the early intervention unit.

Last Thursday was a momentous day for her and her family. At a presentation of flowers, cake and jewellery were Noeleen’s husband Martin, son Peter and daughter-in-law Emma.

Former principal Rody Kelly and ex-board member Fr Ger Ahern were also there, as were several past pupils and staff members, who all wished Noeleen the very best wishes in her retirement.

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By Elizabeth Lee
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