On Friday, October 21st we lost a very special member of our St Martin’s community – our caretaker Mick Mulvenna passed away suddenly. To us he was Mick and he was a friend to each of us…
Mick loved working at St Martin’s and he worked very hard making sure our school grounds were always neat and tidy. Mick was easy to spot around the school in his shorts and work boots and in summer he always wore a white terry towelling hat for protection from the sun. Most of all though, Mick was always wearing a smile and was happy to have a friendly chat with everyone.
These are some of the things Mick did…
- Mowed the lawns and Pete’s Paddock
- Tended the gardens for the school, Parish house and church
- Pruned the roses
- Cleaned up the leaves
- Helped the children with the school Vegie garden
- Picked up rubbish
- Locked and unlocked the school gates to keep us safe
- Got the footballs down from the roof
- Did any job he was asked – with a smile
As a school we gathered together under the beautiful tree in front of the church to remember and say goodbye to Mick. Mrs Snipe had placed a wheelbarrow in front of the tree as a memory of Mick. We had all written about our memories of Mick and we placed all of these in the wheelbarrow and they will be given to Mick’s wife Colleen.