Thanks Mike Grayburn,

Being a teacher myself, I have a pretty good idea about what makes a great teacher. Mike was a great teacher and is what we call a ‘Super Star’. It takes more than just curriculum and content. It’s about the relationships that you form with your students, going the extra mile, seeing the ‘good’ when no else does. This is what I remember of Mike. He saw the potential in me before I did, or anyone else for that matter! He inspired me to do well, to lead and not to be lead, have goals and damn well go and achieve them. Like him, I have a passion for teaching Social Science and like him I’m really good at it. His lessons were always interesting and fun AND we didnt have computers back then. I could not thank him enough for seeing my potential. I remember watching the Lotto ad where the winner buys his Science teacher a trip to Paris. I’d love to be able to do that for Mike. Tēnā rāwā atu koe – Thank you Mike x

from Amber Stevens