Thanks Mr Rex McIntosh,

Ruawai College

Thanks Mr Max for giving me a love of the English language, and for giving me a passion for life-long learning. I taught my kids the parts of speech the same way you taught us.

from Ian Lewis

Thanks all teaching staff,

Wanganui High School

Your relentless efforts to get the best out of each child entrusted to you have not gone unnoticed. In our very hectic lives we seldom get the opportunity to express our heartfelt thanks for a job well done. Unfortunately in today’s world too many people expect too much from others and repay with too little appreciation. And so I wish to let you all know how much I am in awe of your exceptional hard work to make our school LEGENDARY as the highest achieving decile 5 secondary school in history; the only decile 5 school to be both Confucius Classroom and Cambridge International Examinations accredited. Thank you to each and every one of you. Together you are a formidable team and make or School well worthy of the title; “HOME OF CHAMPIONS”. I remain your admiring, and highly appreciative principal:

from Garry Olver

Thanks Mr Whitrow,

Pukekohe High School

Thank you for letting me spend my lunch breaks in your classroom when my friends were at band practice. Thank you for helping me realize that I can (& should) question the status quo and stand up for what I believe in. Thank you for the encouragement that lead me to the path of believing in myself. Thank you for introducing me to Punk bands I had never heard of.

from Amanda

Thanks Adele Campbell,

Paraparaumu College

Thank you Mrs Campbell very much to teach all of us with special needs we will miss you a lot.

from Staceey Menzies

Thanks Mr Tini,

Kaitaia College

Thanx Mr Tini for all that you done for me 4 believing in me and being all I can all the detention & class’es paid off


Thanks Mrs Kettle,

Southern Cross Campus

For taking an interest and teaching me to always reach higher. School would have been drab without thinking about our lessons and using them as pillars to keep going.

from Zachary

Thanks Mrs Jan Flawkes,

Taihape College

kia ora, I would like to thank my old music teach Mrs Jan Fawkes, you had inspired me to believe in myself as a musician, and to find the passion and to look deeper within myself, to be open.. I am grateful the great challenges that bestowed upon me as a person and human being. thank you Jan. nga mihi atu nga whea jan o rangatira nga kui te hei mauri ora

from David Tommy Sears - Ngatai

Thanks Ms Christina Reymer,

McAuley High School

Thank you for always going the extra mile for your students, pushing us to aim high and do the best we can in life. Your hard work is evident in the history we created at McAuley with the outstanding results produced by your classes and the girls you taught. We appreciate all that you did  and continue to do years after we have left school. Thank you for caring Reymer, you are a beautiful soul and an iconic woman I aspire to be.

from Niu Esther Avia Toomalatai

Thanks Mr Perenise Tapu,

McAuley High School

To the man who lived his teachings by example and never passed up an opportunity to educate, inspire and help not only students but those around him, we thank you. Thank you for reminding me the importance of being a Tama’ita’i Samoa, living and practicing our aganu’u ma le gagana fa’asamoa. I’m thankful we crossed paths and to have been a Samoan student of yours because I walked away knowing and having learnt so much more than what I started with. Faafetai Tauanu’u, mo lou finau ma lou naunau ia matou malamalama I le gagana fa’asamoa fa’apea fo’i  tu ma aga o le atunu’u aua so matou lumanai manuia. Moomooga lelei mo oe le tama.

from Mataniu Avia Toomalatai

Thanks Ms Hayward,

Thank you for making me perform for prize giving that was one of the reason i keep singing so thank you so much. You also gave me the passion to follow the arts.

from Junior Tairi