By: Joanne Robson
It was a lifetime ago, well three years to be precise. As I had the privilege of teaching the extension English class for two years, I decided to mix it up and offer them an alternative activity.
It was the year 2014 – Valentine’s Day, a day of arohanui, love, and an opportunity to consider loving your future self. Rather than the time capsules we had created the year before, I invited them to write a letter to their future self, to be opened in 2017 – their final year of high school – Albany Senior High.
Fast forward to Spring 2017, time for new life, new hope, and a special delivery…time to deliver the promise I made to my then Year 10s.
I would like to acknowledge Barbara and her team at Albany Senior High School. My ‘babies’, now young adults have clear pathways and are already making an IMPACT locally and globally. One ASHS mantra lights up the wall – a fabulous reminder that:
“It’s not IF you are BRIGHT
It’s HOW you are BRIGHT”