Teacher leaves 60-year ca­reer

Central Leader - - NEWS -

Mt Roskill Pri­mary School staff and stu­dents are say­ing good­bye to a much loved teacher.

Oc­to­ge­nar­ian Regine MacBean will leave the school at the end of the term.

Mrs MacBean grad­u­ated from Auck­land Teacher’s Train­ing Col­lege in 1953.

She has more than 60 years of teach­ing ex­pe­ri­ence and has been with Mt Roskill Pri­mary School for more than 25 years. She is head of the school’s ESOL team.

Mrs MacBean’s col­leagues say the most spe­cial thing about her is the pas­sion and en­ergy she brings to the job.

‘‘She is a great role model to her col­leagues and has al­ways been a stick­ler for good val­ues and man­ners,’’ Jo Franklin says.

Over the years, Mrs MacBean has worked with hun­dreds of chil­dren to de­velop and pol­ish their lit­er­acy skills.

It is lit­tle won­der the staff have af­fec­tion­ately coined the term ‘‘regined’’ in ref­er­ence to her in­flu­ence on pupils.

They say the chil­dren in her care are ‘‘regined’’ into stu­dents with beau­ti­ful man­ners, val­ues and a love of learn­ing.

Fond farewell: Regine MacBean will be re­tir­ing from teach­ing af­ter a 60-year ca­reer.

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