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David Prest Obituary
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April 27, 2018
I felt so sad on reading of the passing of David Prest. As a young graduate teacher joining Wesley College in the 80's I was in awe of the school and somewhat frightened at the prospect of teaching in such a prestigious school. I will never forget the genuine, down- to-earth welcome I received from Mr Prest. His wonderful sense of humour and his care and concern for his staff was amazing. I always felt his door was open for his staff and his wise words of advice to me as a young teacher will never be forgotten. Marion Piper was a wonderful mentor to me and we both felt incredibly supported and valued by David and enjoyed many laughs and lively conversations when he visited our classrooms. I shall be forever grateful that he was the first Principal I worked for...A wonderful man!
April 21, 2018
My sincere condolences to David, Lydia and Ian. Your Dad was a significant person in my formative years as friend to my father and family and also my school principal.
Thinking of you all at this challenging time.
All my love Anna Gebhardt.
April 20, 2018
David was the Headmaster at Wolaroi in my last year at the school. His wife was my English and History teacher. They hosted groups of final year students at their house for dinner - just one of my fond memories of them. They were impressive people and inspiring educators.
Best wishes to his family.
Graham Dicker
Sydney
April 16, 2018
It is with great sadness to hear of the passing of David Prest: an extraordinary principal whom acted as mentor when commencing my career at Wesley College. As a graduate teacher, this enabled me to learn from some of Australia's most talented educators. David had a depth of experience, high expectations of his staff and provided us with opportunities to nurture professional growth. David's cheeky sense of humour was revealed the first time we met: I'll never forget his laughter when I commented on a not-so flattering framed image of John Wesley in his office.
David also had compassion, lending me his handkerchief on one occasion as he didn't have any tissues in his office. It is still in my possession...I was always too embarrassed to return it, but now, so grateful to have it. A little bit of David's huge impact on me continues to live on.

My condolences to Jean and family members.