She was so efficient when it came to running a school that she was given the nickname “slave-driver”.
And she was equally efficient when it came to running her family, it seems.
Mrs Bertha Neo (above), principal of Rosyth Primary from 1959 to 1978, died in her sleep at home on Saturday. She was 89.
Mrs Mary Lau, 73, a retired teacher and her friend for 50 years, said Mrs Neo not only drove the teachers to giving their best, she drove herself to do the same.
She also remembered how Mrs Neo wanted to make sure she brought out the potential of every teacher.