Jason returns but now it’s Mr Jowett
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.