From the Maitland Mercury report:
When Mark Ouvrier embarked on his first day of school he was five years old. Next week, when the final school bell for the year rings, he will leave the playground for the last time. More than half a century later.
Mr Ouvrier has served as a principal in at least six schools for 30 of his 39 teaching years.
The last 15 were at Branxton Public School.
He will retire at the same time as his wife Maria, who has worked as a teacher’s aid at Branxton Public School for 15 years.
Full article available at Maitland Mercury, Dec. 15, 2015.