Farewell much loved primary teacher who inspired others to follow passion

MUCH loved teacher Michael Mulholland, who inspired generations of students at Panania’s St Christopher’s Primary School, was farewelled at a funeral mass last week.
He died suddenly aged 71.
Teaching at the same school for over three decades, he inspired generations both in the classroom and on the basketball court.
Two former students were so inspired by him, they themselves followed in his footsteps and are now teaching at the Panania primary school.
Samantha Ma and Emma Lovatt were both educated by Mr Mulholland in Year 6 and agreed it was his infectious love of teaching that inspired them to follow suit.
“Michael was larger than life, with a huge heart and a real love for education,” Samantha said.
“The passing of Michael is such a huge loss and someone we will never forget.”
St Christopher’s Principal Jamie Wahib said Michael was a character who stayed long in the memory of anyone who was taught by him.

Michael was also a one eyed fan of the Manly Sea Eagles.
Tributes from the Manly captain Daly Cherry-Evans and coach Des Hasler were paid at the funeral as well as the club’s CEO Stephen Humphreys who presented the family with the jersey worn in the last game he watched by his favourite player Tom Trbojevic.