Kemnay Primary says goodbye to Marjorie

Marjery Moir
Marjery Moir

Kemnay School administrator, Marjory Moir will be missed by all when she retires on Friday (tomorrow) after 26 years.

It is a role she has truly enjoyed for over a quarter of a century, and Marjory will not be leaving without the recognition she deserves. Head teacher, Mrs Laing recently nominated her for an Employee Achievement Award run by Aberdeenshire Council.

In the ‘Customer First Category’ Marjory achieved a ‘Bronze’ which Mrs Laing said “she thoroughly deserves”.

Continuing Mrs Laing said: Marjory puts the parents first and is incredibly kind to the children. She is very patient and just like a granny to all of us.

“We ask her lots of questions, and despite the queue waiting to speak to her, she always has time for everybody..

“Marjory has a vast knowledge about Kemnay and the people of Kemnay - it’s not something you can put in a folder.

She retires on Friday and will be enormously missed by all of us in the school.”

Looking ahead to next term without Marjory, Mrs Laing continued: “She may be a recipient of a lot of phone calls in August when we’re back in school. It will be the ‘Marjory helpline’ because we just won’t know what to do without her.”

Anticipating her last day, Marjory said: “I’m really going to miss all the pupils and the staff. I have mixed feelings about leaving - I can’t really believe it’s been 26 years.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here. I’ve made lots of friends so it is very sad to be leaving and I’m overwhelmed with all the kindness from staff, parents and children, it’s been quite emotional.

Marjorie is looking forward to spending some time on her house and garden before looking for a volunteering role to keep her occupied.