|By the way I'm the one on the left|
Well I know my parents certainly didn't. They had much loftier ideas that their oldest might become a priest. I don't know if that's quite a fair assumption on my part but I know they were extremely proud of me when I entered Holy Name Seminary in Christchurch.
|Usual church group but not usual dress attire [that's me lying down]|
When I left the Seminary I did a variety of jobs in Christchurch, Dunedin and overseas. I can now see Lea saying ''where is 'I wasn't always a teacher 3'?'' I'm sorry Lea, I know it's well overdue but the London excursion will have to wait a little longer as it's a biggy with lots of photos and stories.
So skipping 2 and a half years I arrived back in Dunedin with my XJS Jaguar.
|Isn't she a beauty? It broke my heart to sell her!|
Just the shake up I needed! Behind every good man is a good woman so I instantly obeyed and from a casual conversation with a teaching friend I entered Dunedin Teachers' College.
It took me a while to grow into the idea that this was what I was destined to do. It was only after a few years in the real teaching world that I realised I had a passion for my new career. I knew I had found the best possible job for me. On previous blogs I have talked about the pleasure I get from inspiring children and sharing in their worlds. As people who know me would probably agree I'm really just a big kid myself.
To be able to spend my days having fun working with the little ones I've been entrusted and learning along side them gives me a great sense of purpose and satisfaction.
Here are some photos of my official teacher registration presentation in Porirua while working at Waitangirua Intermediate.
|Thankyou very much!|
|A proud moment indeed. Glad it's over!|
|Really I've got an itchy nose!|