Thursday, November 8, 2012

Endings . . .

My last day with students at Columba was bittersweet, and the girls certainly did not make it easy.  I was sad to be leaving them, but very happy to be getting back to my family.  In my many years of teaching, I have never been shown such devotion and kindness.  I received so many generous and personal gifts, including a painting and framed and signed Columba basketball shirt (see photo below).  I will truly miss these students.  They have a very bright future ahead of them.

We must have taken a hundred photos but there were the only two that made it to this computer.  Hopefully I'll update this entry with more once I find them.

Mr. I, Jamie, Alice, Emma, and Cindy-Lou Who

 The Year 11 Physics class sends Mr. Inman off in style!

I will also miss seeing my colleagues at Columba.  Then again, they have moved up from Colleague status to Personal Friend status, so they are moving in the right direction.  They are the absolute best and I will be lucky to find a better group to work with.

Good-bye, Columba. As Clarence Oddbody wrote, "no man is a failure who has friends."

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Near the End

As my time at Columba has comes to a close, I am very grateful for the friends that I have made and the places those friends have taken me.  Here is a few more pictures from my last days in Dunedin....

The Year 13 Physics/Calculus Bar-B-Q.....

 Serious discussion of grilling techniques with Holly Cadzow.


 Great friends....
Great Scott!  It's Kate Scott!  And Christina!

Alan and Kate are the bee's knees!

More geocaching with the Hairy Stones.....

 at Doctor's Point

A leopard seal basks in the sun.  Leopard seals are not very common.