Thanks Rosemary Gruebner (nee Tong),

You took us to the sports field to study clouds and turned us into poets. You oozed sophistication as you told us about the world and your travels. You taught grammar in the only interesting way possible, but mostly you were concerned to unleash the creative writer within. Even more than being a superb classroom teacher, we felt you related to us as individuals with worthy thoughts, feelings and potential. From you I learned that when we are genuine and respectful to each other the teacher-pupil relationship will flourish. You were a role model for me – and yes I went on to become a teacher!

from Annemarie Wille