Sunday, January 24, 2010

Hi Kids - Bye Kids



I have news - I won't be coming back to Fairfield this year. I have taken a chance to try working with Sasha running our own business as it is taking off. This is good news, as I needed a change after ten years of teaching. The stink part is I won't get to see you guys much this year. I will really miss you, but I will visit!

As for your programme for 2010, please keep running the worm farm. The success or failure of the first bit of enviro learning for Fairfield is in your hands. No teachers are interested so it's up to you guys! The PTA has invested time and money in the project and it would be a great shame if one of NZ's supposedly "most progressive schools" was one of the only ones in the country seemingly unaware of the fact that there is a global environmental crisis precisely because not enough of us care about making a difference.
You know you can do it. With Isaac, Jordan, Kieran and Sean already trained up you can keep the project going if you have the courage and determination. I suggest you only give bins to classes after you have trained them in how and why to use it and then get studetn monitors for each class.
Another thing to help Mr Noble like the project is if you could make the big worm bins [baths] look more attractive somehow. It is very important that no mess or extra work gets made for teachers. So go on - make a difference to your world!
Remember hwo shokced you all were that no enviro schools stuff happens at FIS? No paper, plastic, food or ANY recycling! Unbelievable in today's world. Everyone recycles at home don't they?
See what you can do. Make it fun and solve any problems.

So enjoy 2010 young squiddlers. You can start afresh and be a good example to your new yr 7's.
Keep blogging also - I have kids from years ago at Peachgrove still using their blog so you can too. It's a great way to stay in touch.

Ciao for now :-)

23 comments:

Little Miss Room 18 said...

Good luck with your business, I am sad that you're not going to be our teacher anymore but I am sure our new teacher will be cool as well! :-D

MrWoody said...

Thank you LittleMiss - I will really miss great students like you. It's a shame that teaching is so hard [and getting worse], because the joy of spending time getting to know such amazing young people like yourself is truly an honour and a privilege :-)
Luckily for me I have something cool to go and try out in the real world.
Good lUCk!

horseluva4 said...

It is soooooo sad your leaving Mr Woody. I think your were a really cool teacher and I'll miss you heaps!

Oh, B.T.W Mr Woody, you used peoples names in the post. Maybe you should change that because it isn't very cyber-safe!

MrWoody said...

Thanks Horsey and I will miss you too.
As for naming those boys, i think they'll be safe but you are right to mention it.
Love to all Woodmonstas!

black wolf said...

I think that first names are OK. If your going to look up just the first names there are going to be heaps of results before that person turns up.

Keep up the worm farming boys. I'm going to be a total loner at girls high this year. I hope your next teacher is as cool as Woodcock guys. Dropping in next year.

Issac, this friendship has lasted about 5 years now. I hope it will last many more to come. Say hi to Kerrik (Not sure if it's spelled like that)for me.

miss south africa said...

Good luck with your new venture, I am sure it will be an exciting change. Are you still planning on sending me the social photographs?
Thanks

MrWoody said...

Thanks Miss Sth Africa - sorry - Mr Steyn took my computer back and I don't have access to the pics anymore. Good luck for life at your new school.

black wolf said...

I might have some. Do you want me to email them to you?

miss south africa said...

Yes thank you, I would love it if you could email those to me! :) I dont want to put my email address here so...I will check if i have yours! Thanks:)

MrWoody said...

That's very nice of you, Blackwolf.
:-)
Others could learn alot from Blackwolf about how to treat others.

black wolf said...

Thanks Woodcock. Africa I had your e-mail address from some chain mail. It is useful after all.

Dam Im Better Than You said...

Hi its Your FAVOURITE studeents mac and james
Malik you will survive
bye

MrWoody said...

Settle down boys ;-)

miss south africa said...
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miss south africa said...

Thanks BlackWolf, will you email them to me? :)

Winged Hussar said...

glad you decided to wait to leave after i did

Nei-Nei Neina-Marie said...

Oh my geeod.
Reals?

MrWoody said...

yep - i will miss the awesome kids i got to know over the years :-)

Dreamenchantress said...

noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
we will miss u

MrWoody said...

thanks DreamEnchantress - I still have your end of year gifts from 2008 :-) Thanks for your support. Which school have you gone too now? Who is in your class from the Room5ians?

Nei-Nei Neina-Marie said...

Hillcrest for me and Dreamy and... uh... the girl who you thought had a name like an eewok... you know her name, so do I but the rest of the world don't...

Mr. Teehan said...

I am sorry to hear Mr. Woody is leaving teaching and education. You had many great and innovative ideas that sparked an interest in learning and made the educational process real. I switched schools (once last year and a new one this year). Now I am at a preschool, so kind of tough to get the little ones to blog (though I have tried!). Best of luck in your new endeavor. You will definitely be missed and they will be difficult shoes to fill.

MrWoody said...

Wow - thanks Mr Teehan. I'm really chuffed to hear from you. I hope you are enjoying the little squiddlers you're now teaching :-)
Keep in touch.