Waimate High farewells teachers

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Waimate High School says it is sad to announce that three popular members of their staff are leaving to pursue other opportunities.

The teachers have been at the school for the last few years, but are now heading off in other directions to further their career.

Miss Alicia Kruger arrived in New Zealand from South Africa in 2001, and a few months later, settled in Waihao Downs. Over the last eight years she has been homeroom teacher for year 7 students for seven years and one year as year 8 Homeroom teacher.

When asked about her time here, she said, “I have felt incredibly privileged to have taught many Waimate High School students, first at one of the primary schools, and for the past eight years at this school.

Mrs Kruger said she loved her time at Waimate High School.

A highlight for me has always been meeting the year 7 students at the start of the year. Another highlight has been getting to teach them again in year 9 English!”

Mrs Alice Brice, joined our PE Department six years ago, and througholy enjoyed working at Waimate High School.

“I have had a fantastic six years at Waimate High School and am sad to be leaving. I have travelled from Timaru for the last four years and next year I have taken a position at Craighead Diocesan School, which is much closer to home.”

Technology & Design teacher, Stephen Dolan, from Ireland, is heading back to Ireland to work on his family farm.

“I am very happy but also sad about going back to Ireland after spending nearly seven years here in New Zealand. I have been very lucky to meet the people of Waimate.”

By BRAYDEN LINDSAY

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SAD TO GO: Alicia Kruger, Stephen Dolan and Alice Brice are all leaving Waimate High School.