Timo Morisa, Papatoetoe

“It really annoys me when people say, “You’re so lucky to be a teacher, you get heaps of holidays!”. It amazes me how people have no idea what goes on behind the scenes for us. Teaching is a 24:7 job. I work around the clock. My students are always on my mind. Even in the middle of the night I’ll be resting and suddenly come up with an idea and sit up and work at it. I sacrifice my family time for my kiddies. I spend a lot of my own money on stationery, lunch for kids, spare shoes, hats and bus money. I give up time with my wife in the weekends to visit students families, work on school projects and attend rugby games, productions and prize givings. Now, you definitely can’t tell me that MY job is a 8 to 4pm, Monday to Friday job can you? Think twice before you say something like that to a teacher.”

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