Monkstown School days

The cast of Monkstown Community School's production of Joseph in 1992. INNT 17-697con
The cast of Monkstown Community School's production of Joseph in 1992. INNT 17-697con

THIS week we take a stroll down memory lane at Monkstown Community School.

First opened in 1976 by Lord Peter Melchett, the then Minister for Education, it boasted the youngest ever head teacher.

Principal Raymond King was 39 years old when he was appointed and continued in the post until 1999.

He was succeeded by Dennis Harvey who held the position until 2011 and Nigel Pell-Ilderton currently holds the office at the Bridge Road school.

Read the full story and see the incredible pictures only in this week’s Newtownabbey Times.