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Colin Millar will not be returning to Killard House in the new school year

Colin Millar will not be returning to Killard House in the new school year

Colin Millar will not be returning to Killard House in the new school year

A popular headmaster who survived swine flu and then lost his wife to cancer has described how mental health issues led him to take early retirement.

Colin Millar, principal of Killard House School in Donaghadee, said he was bringing the curtain down on a 32-year career in education on medical advice.

The father-of-two told the Belfast Telegraph he was speaking out about his medical problems to raise awareness of a subject he believes will affect a lot of people, especially schoolchildren, in the post-Covid era.