Thanks Miss Helen Williams,

Waitaki Girls' High School

You could see that I needed confidence in myself after losing my mother. Most of my teachers thought I should leave school and deal with my grief. Instead you singled me out to tell me I should go to university. You shared something of yourself in the days when this was not how teachers and students talked. I was proud to meet you again when I was a teacher and you a headmistress. .

from Dr Pam O'Connell