Mrs Nesbitt
Monday, 28 March 2016
Many of you will no doubt remember one of Daramalan's early teachers Mrs  Myfanwy Nesbitt. Sadly she passed away on Tuesday 22 March 2016. She was aged 91.
She was a very well respected and skilled teacher who ended up as Head of the Geography Dept as well as teaching Social Sciences.

Vale Mrs Nesbitt.

After this notice was sent out to our Alumni, one particular student, Michael Szabo sent this fine appraisal back in reply:

"Mrs Nesbitt was one of my favourite teachers during my 4 years at Daramalan and one of my inspirations to become a Geography teacher in later life. In fact, give me a map and I'm in bliss! Go figure! Years after she taught me at Dara I got to be a fellow colleague with her at Alfred Deakin High School, again, you guessed it, teaching the modern equivalent of Geography.​

​ She was always an intelligent lady with a lovely caring manner who sought to get the best from all her students, even the naughty ones targetting learning to the​ special needs of those students. At that stage she was no longer Mrs Nesbitt but Myf, and a dear professional colleague.

While we use the cliche that she's had a good innings at 91, really any passing is difficult. Still it gives us all pause to consider that person's contribution to one's own life and more broadly to the community in general. She certainly has had a big impact on many, including me. I know she'll be well missed and mourned. Hopefully she'll be resting peacefully in a beautiful Welsh valley, reflecting on her time on this planet and the joy she's brought to many people's lives.

Vale Myf! I thank you for your positive impact on me. I will miss you and your wit.

On a sadder note I will be out of the country this Thursday and will be unable to attend her funeral. Had I been here I would be there like a shot.

Michael Szabo

Daramalan student 1965 to 1968 inclusive."