|SISTER JUDE DONOVAN's Personal Reflection|
Presentation Sister Jude Donovan was at St Michael’s in 1968 and 1969.
I followed on Sister Benedict teaching Commercial. I took intermediate and Sub-Intermediate for Commercial. At that time the school had a Domestic Science teacher. By the time I arrived the school had stopped its rapid expansion and was fairly stable. We had the upstairs part and they had the lower grades down below.Father Connellan was the parish priest and Sister Rita was the Head of the School. The secondary section was not very large at all. They used to say they could have joined it with Burwood—but they wanted to have it at that level. The kids in the school were very good. You could handle them all right. There was nobody outrageous or anything like that. We used to take the children swimming down to the pool.
There was an excellent mothers’ club that was very supportive of the school. Mrs. Cashen was the president of the club. She was very active. She had an offsider, Nancy—I can’t think of her other name. They were very good.