It was with great sadness and a sense of disbelief that we received the news of the passing of one of the members of our PGHS family, Mrs. Wendy Wyness, on Thursday 4th March 2021.
Wendy battled the complications of Covid-19 with her usual fortitude and determination. She had always shown great courage in the face of adversity, so we fully expected her to pull through as she had done in so many other challenging situations in her life. The sad end of her heroic struggle came as a profound shock to us all.
Wendy’s quiet, unassuming demeanour belied her great enthusiasm for life and learning, and her immense knowledge of many varied topics. She had a passion for the natural world and the environment which she used effectively in her teaching of Natural Sciences and Life Sciences.
Mrs Wyness joined the staff of PGHS in April 2001 as an English teacher, she then moved to the Natural Sciences department before returning to teaching English in recent years. She had the ability to simplify difficult concepts into understandable segments, which assisted her learners’ understanding and enjoyment of the subjects. She is remembered fondly by learners past and present as someone who touched their lives and guided their minds, with her kindness, her wisdom and an infectious thirst for knowledge.
As a colleague and friend, Wendy will be missed for her ready smile, her loyalty and endless optimism. She had many innovative, original ideas and was always seeking ways to make learning programmes and lessons more relevant to the learners that she taught. Her close friends cherish her wonderful sense of humour and her unconditional acceptance of people for who they are.
We extend our heartfelt condolences to Brandon, Cameron and the Wyness family in the loss of their beloved mother and family member. The PGHS family mourns the loss of a dignified, gracious lady, who will never be forgotten.