Tribute to Mrs Eleanor Christian

On 6 April 2020, Mrs Eleanor Christian, HoD and Gr3 teacher, passed away after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. The entire Good Shepherd community were saddened by the devastating news.

Tribute to Mrs Eleanor Christian

It is with a great deal of sadness that we learnt of the passing of our beloved teacher, Eleanor Christian. At the time of her hospitalization, she was Head of Department (HOD) at Good Shepherd Primary School, where she spent 25 years as a dedicated teacher. Her professionalism, passion, love and care for her Grade 3 learners will always be remembered with fondness. She was also a very committed and dedicated member of the School Governing Body for a number of years. Such a humble, hardworking and unselfish Educator, an anchor and stalwart serving as SMT, SGB, Educator and Leader for years at Good Shepherd. A person with a heart of Gold.

Ella was a dedicated and loving mother and family member. She gave practical expression of these qualities in her career and community life as well. Her quiet and unassuming demeanour masked her determination and resilience in tough situations. These traits stood her in good stead in various leadership roles. She was a team member, but relished individual assignments as well. Christian always executed her profession and the Batho Pele Principles with pride, passion and distinction, always going the extra mile for the school, putting the learners first and continued striving for excellence.

We are devastated by the loss of a remarkable member of our community and send our condolences to her children and family.  A memorial service for her will be held after lockdown.

We as the SGB, Trust, Staff, Learners, Parents and the broader Good Shepherd Community will surely miss you Ella.

Written by Chesley Daniels

Good Shepherd School Governing Body

6 April 2020