Forever in our hearts
Miss Sheelagh Warren passed away peacefully in her sleep on 29th May 2022, at Frimley Park Hospital, in Surrey, UK. She was 94 years old.
Sheelagh joined Gayaza High School in 1957 teaching English and Religious Education, and was a Housemistress for Ham & Apollo, and later Corby House.
She became Headmistress of Gayaza High School in 1972 when the late Joan Cox retired. Apart from managing the school, she continued to teach and also produced a number of Shakespeare plays which included ‘Macbeth’, ‘Hamlet’, and ‘King Lear’.
In her own words, Miss Sheelagh Warren says, “I tried to teach them to persevere, to reach their full potential, to never give up.” In this she succeeded in seeing the girls through school, adulthood and beyond.
Miss Warren composed the Gayaza High School Anthem. She was awarded an MBE in 1981 for services to Education in Uganda. Sheelagh retired in 1990 and returned to the UK.
During her retirement, she wrote the book ‘Come Back at Two’ in 1993. Later, she was joined by the Late Joan Cox to write another book about Gayaza High School history, ‘The First 90 Years – 1905-1995’.
She is greatly missed.
The Funeral Service was held on 7th July 2022 , at 13:00, at St Thomas-on-The Bourne, Farnham GU9 8HA.
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