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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Michelle Benzing wrote on February 10, 2021 at 9:52 am
Dear, Dear Murray… you are so missed. We both began our journeys in Cambodia in 2017. It is always nice to be in the same "cohort" as your admin because it changes the nature of the relationship. Murray, you had such a warm way about you that just made people relax and feel comfortable to be themselves.

And, in that first year, we got thrown into some crazy situations! Possibly the most challenging student trip of my entire career… Tuba Island in Malaysia. I was so grateful to have you there as we were forced to make it up as went along, avert disasters, and keep calm… while just laughing along the way to stay sane. By day three, we had already adopted the phrase, "I think we are done here", a quick glance, a chuckle, and get ourselves and the students out of whatever sketchy situation we were in.

I also remember the expression on your face as you clung to the boat railing and we bounced at high speed, the guide explaining, "we go fast or we will capsize." An ominous start, but we just went with the flow, and had a blast all things considered.

I miss you, mate, the school already feels very different without your calm and gentle presence.

Biggest of Hugs,
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