Mount St Joseph

Catholic School

Sister Barbara

RIP Sister Barbara

Sister Barbara Sexton (OBE) passed away peacefully at the age of 85 on Friday 12th June 2020.

For those of you who know Sister Barbara, you will no doubt remember her as a phenomenal lady, she was the headteacher of our school for 23 years from 1973-1996-the longest serving head of MSJ.

Sister Barbara will be remembered within our community as a strong, kind hearted, generous and determined lady who worked tirelessly to campaign and support the disadvantaged and vulnerable.

She was instrumental in creating the inclusive ethos within our community that we continue to emulate each day with our students and staff.

Sister Barbara really enjoyed coming back to visit our school and recalling some wonderful stories about the Mount, remembering many staff and students who had been through the school. She had a phenomenal memory and could recall lots of names and faces from over 20 and 30 years ago!

Please keep Sister Barbara, her family and friends in your thoughts and prayers

May she rest in peace.