The Chair of Finaghy Primary School Board of Governors, Mr Peter Breene received an MBE for Services to Education from HRH Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace on 21 May 2013
For more than 30 years, Mr Peter Breene has worked tirelessly behind the scenes, leading the governors to make Finaghy Primary School the school it is today. He is the 'business brain' behind many of our community projects and remains as enthusiastic as ever about the school’s future development.
Mr Mackay comments: “Peter’s work at Finaghy Primary, alongside his commitments as Rector’s warden at Saint Polycarps Church, make him a shining example of public service. He is relied upon in both organizations for his insight, his experience and his tireless commitment. Not only does Peter bring his professional acumen to the school, he works alongside governors, teachers and pupils with great compassion and empathy. We are delighted that his remarkable community contributions have been honoured in this way.”
Mr Breene from Drumbeg, said that he was not only surprised but flattered at receiving the honour.
As Chairman, he has helped transform the school which was originally built in 1934, to become a 7 acre community campus, now containing a new hi-tech school, a daycare centre, a public library, a Lottery-funded sports complex and a community-run playgroup.