Thanks Richard Nunns,

Kia ora Mr Nunns,

I will always remember you for that time in English class, I think it was fourth form, you took me out of the room for being disruptive. What you said to me then kind of horrified me because I didn’t know what you meant. You said “I don’t expect to have to deal, in this way, with people like you”. I asked “what do you mean, people like me?”
It was your response to that question that I will never forget. You said “people who are really intelligent and capable of doing very well”. That really resonated with me. It turned my behaviour around, not just in your class – but in others also.

Well, Mr Nunns – I’m a teacher now, and I know exactly what you meant. I have even passed that message on.

Nga mihi nui

from Jess East