Mr Whittham

Thanks Mr Whittham,

Opoho School

I’m not 100% sure that is how you spell your name since you were my teacher in 1983 and I can’t remember that far back with a great degree of clarity.. However, rest assured, my spelling in general is really good these days. You were a great teacher and the first one I thought of when I was asked about my favourite school teacher. The week we moved all the desks and chairs out of the classroom and built a thatched hut in it along with mats on the floor was amazing. We studied Pacific Island culture and ended the week with a feast and a cava ceremony conducted by one of the kid’s Dad. That kind of thing was typical – thinking outside the box, creativity and fun. Thanks heaps Mr Wittam? Whittam?

from Jesse Griffin