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24 Jun

Thanks for giving us your hat and your lighthouse Mr. Curran!

2nd Class will really miss Mr. Curran. We decided to interview him to remember all the important things he has taught us about his life. We hope you enjoy his answers!


1. Where are you from? (Adam)
I am from County Dublin, but I have worked in Bray for 18 years!

2. Where did you go to school? (Chris)
I went to school in St. Laurence’s in Kilmacud and there were 50 boys in my class. I started 2nd Class on the 1st July, 1963.

3. What was primary school like? (Finn)
It was very like St. Peter’s. All of the teachers were men though. We had old fashioned desks with ink-wells.

4.What was your favourite class? (John)
I loved 4th Class. I had a very nice teacher who taught us interesting things!

5. Who was your favourite teacher?
I really liked my 4th Class teacher, Mr. Gallagher. He was a kind man and he liked teaching us interesting things.

6. Did you have any great friends? (Szymon)
I had lots of great friends. I had a great friend called John, who is a vet now. We had great fun in school.

7. Where did you go to secondary school? (Dylan)
I went to Oatlands CBS in Stillorgan. One of my teachers also taught Mr. Hughes!

8. How did you get to school? (Cathal)
I walked to school everyday in my bare feet, haha!

9. Where did you go to college and what did you study? (TJ)
I went to UCD to study to study Psychology and then I went to Froebel College to become a teacher!

10. What was your favourite subject in school? (Lex)
My favourite was English because I liked making up stories and I love to read.

11. What were your hobbies when you were 8 years old? (Kian)
I really liked birdwatching, stamp-collecting and football.

12. How did you come to work in St. Peter’s? (James)
I was teaching on the other side of the city and I really wanted a job closer to home. I was delighted to come to work here.

13. What is your best memory of your time here? (Lex)
I loved teaching some great boys who loved school and I got to work with some fantastic people who I will really miss.

14. What will you miss the most? (Dylan)
I will miss the boys and the we have everyday. I’ll miss the entertainment and stories and seeing all the same jolly faces everyday.

15. How would you like to be remembered? (Szymon)
As the man who brought the ‘dinosaur egg’ to St. Peter’s!


Thanks Mr. Curran, we’ll really miss you!


5 Responses to “2nd Class Interview Mr. Curran”

  1. Scott Vance
    7:03 pm on June 24th, 2013

    Great questions boys. Mr. Curran will be missed by everyone.

  2. Ms. Sexton
    9:05 pm on June 24th, 2013

    Great interview 2nd class – Ryan Tubridy should be quaking in his boots! Love the bare feet answer, Mr Curran.

  3. dylan hempenstall
    12:00 pm on June 25th, 2013

    I’ll miss Mr.Curran because he was very cool!

  4. Rory
    3:32 am on October 18th, 2013

    Is this the same Mr. Curran who thought in my primary school, midleton CBS Co. cork?

  5. Ms. Sexton
    9:03 pm on October 18th, 2013

    Hi Rory,

    I checked with Mr C and he never taught in Co Cork. I was down in Midleton on holidays last year and it’s a beautiful part of the world. Thanks for checking out the blog though!


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