Remarkable Long Service at the College

April 05, 2013 at 11:25 AM

After a remarkable 28 years, the College staff farewelled Mrs Dawn Wilton. During her many years of service Dawn fulfilled numerous administration roles across the campus and in so doing has drawn the admiration of many.

Dawn began in 1985 as PA to Headmaster Nigel Toy and went on to be PA for two subsequent Heads. She was Mr Toy’s PA for twelve years, followed by four years for David Williams and then a year for Warren Peat.  At this point Dawn was hoping to reduce her hours and she took on the role of receptionist based in the Elizabeth MacFarlan Centre during the year that girls were introduced to the College. It has been said that one of the reasons the integration of girls was so successful was due to Dawn’s caring nature in helping them to settle. In more recent times Dawn has given administration support to the pastoral care team and co-ordinated many aspects of student service at the College including the Duke of Edinburgh scheme.

As well as these roles, over the years Dawn has taken on many other tasks outside her job description and as said by Deputy Head, Mrs Suzanne Winthrop, ‘ always showing initiative, diplomacy, graciousness, efficiency, discreteness and kindness. Dawn has been an outstanding role model and influence in so many ways.’

In her farewell speech Dawn said the 28 years had provided treasured friendships and memories of a very special Saint Kentigern community. We wish Dawn well as she leaves to enjoy her retirement years.

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