Murray Polglase

Remembering Murray

Murray Polglase
Memorial at ISPP (23 January 2021)
Murray Polglase

This is a place to remember and celebrate the life and achievements of our principal, friend and colleague, Mr Murray Polglase. Please share your stories, memories and thoughts, so we can all see what a positive impact he had on all those around him.

If you would like to share photographs to add to our gallery, then please submit them using the Get in touch link and we will add them to the gallery. If you would like to read the speech made at Murray’s funeral ceremony, it is linked here

In the future, we will make these messages and stories into a book for Murray’s family, and we know they will cherish the stories, experiences and connections of others with their husband and father.

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Sarah Jang wrote on April 9, 2021 at 9:33 am
Hi, Murray, it's been a while, yes.

When I walked into the Secondary office to have an interview for a position in ISPP and sat at the chair waiting for your call, being still confused – my old habit that mingling with the last-minute confusion when I wait for a call at the waiting area "What am I doing here?". This is from the nerve where I would never know but kind of habit since I first had an interview about 30 years ago. After I had a great conversation, I mean really good communication with you, quite confidently felt my habit will not come back for the next interview.
I think that was the first time and almost the last time to have a "long chat" with you.

Murray, I must say a big thank you for being always there and cheered me whenever I met you around the campus, "How are you Sarah?", four words were full of caring, concern, hope, kind and true heart. And I really thank you for being flexible of my study in Korea and teaching in Cambodia. Although it might be some issue for the community, you were so clear and trusted me to go through, saying "It's ok, Sarah".

One day you were with a group of students, laughed, enjoyed giggling and chatting around the Black Box, the whole area was full of happy noise, I really liked and felt that yes now I am in "school".

Thank you Murray, thank you so much. Blessings!
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