Sunday, December 6, 2009

The End of an Era

Jayne has finished her secondary schooling at Hutt Valley High School. That severs a link that goes back to the 1970s.
Desiree and I both trained at what was called the Outpost (of Christchurch Teachers' Training College), which operated out of a prefab in the grounds of HVHS (the prefab is now the Marae). And we both had a 'section' (4 weeks of supervised teaching-practise) at the school.
I then got a job at HVHS in 1979, and worked there until I left teaching in early 1990.
Thereafter, Desiree worked there part-time (while the kids were young), and then full-time for a number of years.
Sarah Rose was a full-time student there for 5 years, Charlotte had 1 year there when Sacred Heart proved unwilling to accommodate her course preferences, and Jayne has just completed her 5 years full-time.
So, unless Desiree gets another job at HVHS, that's the end of our family association with the school!

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