Principal: ‘Kids don’t ever change’
Redwood School is celebrating the big 50 this year and memories of those years prove that kids don’t change, principal Sue Goodwin says.
With the school’s reunion set for next month, Goodwin is looking forward to catching up with ex pupils of the school.
‘‘I’m really excited by the lovely conversations about what the school used to look like and what it does now.’’
Despite changes to the school over the years the pupils motivations remained the same.
‘‘At the moment the craze in the playground is skipping. Kids don’t ever change.’’
Alistair Munro’s mother was a foundation teacher when the school opened in 1966.
He remembers ordering a potato top pie on a Friday and the warm bottles of milk that were collected from the bottom of the driveway.
‘‘I don’t remember them being as bad as everyone says.’’
A particularly vivid memory was of headmaster Colin Coffey racing around around the classrooms and ‘‘fiddling with the little black box above the board’’. Then we sat there in silence and listened as Neil Armstrong walked on the moon.
‘‘It was after three and nobody was going home.’’ Redwood School 50th reunion, July 1 and 2. Open classrooms on July 1 from 1.30pm to 3pm and more festivities on July 2 from a powhiri at 1.30pm. For more information visit redwood.school.nz