Parramatta Marist Old Boys Union News & Blog
As the Cyril Shean School Pool is decommissioned we learn that Cyril Shean passed away 28 October 2015. Cyril was an Old Boy and resident of St Vincents. Cyril continuously tended the school pool (which was named in his honour) for 32 years until his retirement in 2000. He also managed a number of the School's rugby league teams over the years. He was a man of warm and gnerous heart - may he rest in peace.
This sad irony reminds us that physical structures may come and go but the positive impact of generous service to others will outlive physical structures and extend well beyond the the boundaries of the structure.
The Cyril Shean School Pool is to be decommissioned due to irreparable structural failures in the concrete. Over the last 5-8 years, attempts
have been made to fix the leaks but the pool is losing water at a rapid rate from multiple points. The cost of rebuilding this part of a 50 year
old pool are prohibitive. A very sad day indeed.
This is made even sadder as we learnt of the passing of Cyril Shean.
Please provide us with any photos of the pool and swimming events.
Building the pool. Building to the right was Westmead Printing, the building in the top centre was the toilet block and in front of that were the cricket nets (you have to look pretty hard), beyond the toilet block to the left was a building that on the ground floor was the office, tuck shop and carpenter's shop, upstairs was a big room that was used for Marist Brothers 4th and 6th Class (later Year 7) and was a cinima, dance hall and conference/meeting room. Down below where the bulldozer is was the remains of three footy fields that Parra Marist and SVBH used to use! (Greg Goodwin)