Sunday, 20 November 2011

Becoming a Teacher

Who would have thought that this handsome young fellow would end up a teacher responsible for other young people's lives?

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!
  Sadly I had to sell it due to a cash flow crisis. After a year of unemployment I met Jo who promptly told me in no uncertain terms that she wasn't going to waste her time on someone with no future. To be fair what she actually said is unprintable!

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!


Victor e suas opiniƵes said...

You looked cute younger Mr. Paul, I can see you had a lots of jobs, but your best choice was be a teacher,in my pinon ,without teachers we should be nothing. I am grateful that you are my `they in law` you are really nice man and I can see you teacher really well. :) OH! you had a good mustache, I want have one buy Kate does not let me.

Lea White said...

Great photos. Ahh, and what a proud moment it must have been for you to get your teacher's registration. And I'm glad you decided to become a teacher, you really have a gift for it. The way you reach the children and the way they respond to you!

Anonymous said...

hi its anya and alisha good storey I can see kate loves itching her nose heeeeeee:]you are a good teher.

Paul said...

Hi Victor
I'm proud to be an in-law. You have been very good for Kate and she will miss you heaps.

Paul said...

Hi Anya and Alisha
Thanks for stopping by my blog. It's great to be a teacher when I teach neat hard working children like you two.

Victor e suas opiniƵes said...

Thanks Mr. Paul :)

blackhuff said...

Love the photos. Can she how you love to teach and how proud these moments made you.

Anonymous said...

u look smart.

Paul said...

Thanks, Nick. Glad you came to my blog.

Anonymous said...

Great pictures Mr Forster I really like the one that is of the kid that pics his nose