Time to close books

January 03, 2018

Cobram Secondary College VCE teacher Bryan McKenna has retired after spending 42-years at the school.

After spending 42 years educating some of our brightest minds, Cobram Secondary College teacher Bryan McKenna has retired.

Mr McKenna said his time at the school teaching VCE business management, economics, and accounting, among other subjects, had been a fantastic experience.

‘‘It’s a joy to see the students go and forge their own careers. To play a small part in their journey is hugely rewarding,’’ he said.

‘‘In my opinion, the school punches above its weight in terms of results, so to be able to contribute to that has been wonderful.’’

Reflecting on what made the school great, Mr McKenna said the learning and working environment were key elements.

‘‘There’s never a dull moment, which is great,’’ he said.

‘‘Since I have been here it’s always been a case of having the students’ best interests at heart and I think we do that really well here.’’

While Mr McKenna has given a lot to the school, the school has also given a lot back — he met his wife Gabrielle while working at the college.

Arriving from Melbourne in 1976, Mr McKenna said he didn’t imagine staying in Cobram for as long as he had, but the town provided him with plenty of joy over the years.

‘‘I’ve sincerely enjoyed the area. The Cobram Lawn Tennis Club has meant a lot to me, as has music,’’ he said.

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