Ja­son re­turns but now it’s Mr Jowett

South Waikato News - - NEWS - By ADEN MILES

It was only four years ago that he was a stu­dent at Toko­roa High School, now 21-year-old Ja­son Jowett finds him­self on the other side – as a teacher.

Ja­son is study­ing for a Diploma in Teach­ing from The Uni­ver­sity of Waikato and be­gan his fi­nal teach­ing place­ment at Toko­roa High School last month.

Ja­son is teach­ing english and his­tory with an as­so­ci­ate teacher sit­ting in on ev­ery class.

‘‘It is funny be­cause 80 per cent of the teach­ers who taught me are still here. I like giv­ing back to the school that gave to me.

‘‘I like that you you can walk out of a class­room and know that you have made a dif­fer­ence in some­one’s life,’’ Mr Jowett says.

Some of the stu­dents he is teach­ing were in the third form when he was in his fi­nal year.

He was also a school pre­fect and is hop­ing to gain per­ma­nent em­ploy­ment at Toko­roa High School next year.

He ad­mits that be­ing in a class­room and in front of stu­dents has taken some get­ting use to.

Ja­son was a stu­dent at the sec­ondary school from 2002-06, he then moved to Vic­to­ria Uni­ver­sity in Welling­ton where gained a Bach­e­lor of Arts.

RE­TURNED: For­mer Toko­roa High School stu­dent Ja­son Jowett has re­turned to the school as a trainee teacher.

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