Thursday, February 23, 2012

A week for Reflection.

What a week!
Visited a Kindy,Fun!!
I just forgot how much fun these places are with all the equipments and reasons for playing.The conversations these children have are wonderful, some of them have the negotiation skills of a UN peacekeeper.
I really enjoyed visiting with Gill our New Entrant teacher who has a handle on how these wee ones operate.To me they all seem like Rubiks Cube but Gill knows just what they want and what they need. Its a special skill to be a Junior teacher. I don't have the knees for it any more.

Remembering this week what happened 12 months ago was marked by a ceremonial tree planting.Losing a former pupil in the CTV building gave our school a direct link but there was more. Everyone knows someone who has been affected. Staff, parents, all have links or been directly affected themselves. It makes it all very personal.


  1. Oh Gee, You are back on air. Great stuff. I'm sorry I wasn't there for Meet the Teacher, I'd already booked my trip to Wellington before school went back and dates were notified. Actually I'm even sorrier that I simply forgot my Parent/teacher/student meeting. No excuse there except for being weighed down by yesterday's remembrances.

  2. If I had a hat on I'd take it off to all Junior teachers. A special breed.


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Rangiora, Canterbury, New Zealand
I have been Principal of Ashley School since 2002 and I am still learning my job.I am married with 3 children. I have a love of educating children to the best of their potential. I enjoy Rowan Atkinson, Ricky Gervais, cycling and all other sports.