Thanks Mr Gary Whitcher,

Rangiora High School

Dear Mr Whitcher,
You made school fun – laughter was sugar that helped the medicine go down. Your drawings of rats carrying the Black Plague or the use of a chair to explain Socrates’ philosophy were inventive and … funny. You are the main reason I teach now, and my teaching decisions are, a lot of the time, based on how you treated us – with humour and creativity. Thanks so much for affecting my life in this way.

from Lara Liesbeth

Thanks Mr Chetwin,

Rangiora High School

Thank you for teaching me that science can be fun and it can be the start of a great career. Also that you’re never too old to drive a ferrari and get get attacked by turkeys.

from Jacinta Cording