Thanks Miss Frizzell,

Kia ora

You were a light in troubled times. It was the late 1960s. Thankyou for addressing me as “Tom” and not “White”, in class. It made all the difference! Your passion was teaching History and you understood the relevance and importance of “Current Events” to History. When I wagged school to demonstrate at the Cenotaph against the American War in Vietnam (a war that we were participating in) and saw you there!, I was deeply moved. You were demonstrating that a commitment to social justice and activism could be and ought to be expressions of an educated and engaged citizenry.

Nga mihi nui and Big Thanks “Valerie”. You made an enormous difference to my experience of High School.

from Tom White
Miss Frizzell