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Thursday, 19 February 2015
Miss Kennedy was an incredible inspiration as a headmistress and a person. Even a decade after finishing school when I saw her, she asked about all my friends by name. She took a genuine interest and taught us all that the tough times don't last, but the tough people do, and you can't please all of the people all of the time. What a wonderful woman - I'm privileged to have been at Clayfield under her leadership.
Sunday, 15 February 2015
Miss Kennedy was an immense help to me as a troubled student. In later life she came into my life in a very special way. I think of her often and wish her peace in rest.
Saturday, 10 January 2015
Miss Kennedy impacted the lives of hundreds of women. Two of your 'Miss Kennedyisms' still resound for me today, "it only takes one bad apple to spoil the barrel" and "put yourself in the shoes of the other person.

Rest in peace Ned.
Saturday, 27 December 2014
Ida was my Adopted Mother and I am proud to say that I was her Adopted Daughter. I was often in her Office and therefore known as "a crawler" or "teacher's pet" - but throughout my years at Clayfield College I was struggling with a home problem - and Ida was the only person to ever know, to listen, to mentor me, to take me on days out as I grew into adulthood; Ida was my role model and I carry her with me every day. Many saw her as a fuddy duddy old spinster who wore lavender perfume, and wore suits that had been hand crocheted. She wasn't trendy; she wasn't a fashion plate - but what a lady! What a pioneer who encouraged us all to reach out and do whatever we wanted. Of course women could be astronauts and engineers (and this was back in 1970 -74!) Ida was the most humble person I have known and she would not tolerate snobbery. She told us that we were to respect Mr. Evans, the Groundsman, as much as we respected her. Where would we be if there was nobody to empty the garbage? Ida also led by example. She didn't just talk the talk, she walked the walk. Now that my Adopted Mother has gone I feel as if I have lost my right arm - and if I end up being HALF the person she was before I die, I will have achieved much. There is no doubt at all that Ida Maud Kennedy let her light shine. Vale Ida. Love and hugs,
A.D

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