A New Term
A warm welcome back to all boys, staff and families to Term 3 2019. I trust that all have been able to enjoy a restful break.
As always, thank you to our staff for their endeavours and commitment to our boys as many have been in at School over the holiday period preparing for the term ahead.
I look forward to sharing another busy term of progress and achievement with you all.
The House that Education Builds
During the course of the holidays, I came across a lovely little article about the importance of education written by retired Professor Richard Weaver from the Department of Interpersonal Communication at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. As we commence another term at Hereworth together, I felt it appropriate to share it with you.
There once was a wealthy man who called his servant in to say that he was leaving the country for a year and that, while he was gone, he wanted the servant to build him a new house. The wealthy man told his servant to build the house well and, when he returned, he would pay all the bills, whatever it cost.
Shortly after the wealthy man departed, the servant decided it was foolish to work so hard and started to cut corners, spending and squandering all the money saved.
When the wealthy man returned, he paid all the bills and then asked the servant,
“Are you satisfied with the house you have built?”
“Yes, I am” replied the servant.
The wealthy man said, “Good…. because the house is yours. You can live in it for the rest of your life.”
Education is the house our boys are building to live in for the rest of their lives. May they continue to build the very best house they can!
Mrs Elspet MacKenzie commences in her role as the Year 1 – 2 class teacher taking over from Mrs Deb Richardson who is now my EA. We thank Mrs Richardson for her outstanding service to Hereworth thus far. We warmly welcome Mrs MacKenzie and look forward to the many contributions she too will undoubtedly make to the school over the next two terms.
New Appointment to Hereworth School Trust Board
The School has received confirmation that Mr Sam Howard has been appointed to the Hereworth School Trust Board. Mr Howard is a Wealth Management Advisor with Jarden Wealth here in Havelock North and brings considerable commercial acumen, investment and strategic planning expertise to the Board and its Committees. He is passionate about supporting his former school and ensuring that all Hereworth boys are provided with opportunities to grow and develop their special talents. Mr Howard and his wife, Kate, will be known to many in the Hereworth Community. Their son, Jasper, is in Year 8.