KMS Celebrates Remarkable Career
Mr Gerry Guerin Retires
Mr Gerry Guerin, a respected educator, a colleague and friend to staff, students, parents and community was officially farewelled last Wednesday at the school. It was pleasing to see so many former members of staff, community and ex-students take the time to attend this function in honour of Gerry’s contribution to education at Kadina Memorial High School and Kadina Memorial.
Gerry had a career spanning 41 years, 33 at Kadina mostly teaching in the areas of mathematics and science. It was Gerry’s general interest in his students and their wellbeing which led to his appointment as School Counsellor, Year 12 Coordinator and Transition Education Coordinator.
Gerry was extremely active in school governance being a member of the High School Council, and staff representative on the amalgamation committee.
There are three decades of students who remember Gerry as ‘the voice of Sports Day’ – his enthusiasm over the microphone was unmistakable, ever friendly, reliable and professional under pressure.
Gerry’s commitment to education, young people and their families is further evident in his community service.
- A member of Kadina Lions Club since 1984, including numerous stints as President.
- Justice of the Peace
- Kernewek Lowender Committee
- Church Parish Pastoral Care.
In 2012, Gerry was recognised for his outstanding service to the Kadina Memorial High School community, being presented with the Rowan Ramsey, MP Award
On behalf the entire Kadina school community we thank Mr Guerin for all he has done for the students and communities of our school. We wish him all the best in retirement.