Boys will be boys at school
If you were looking for an illustration on how differently male teachers see the world, you could not get a better example than at Dyer St School.
The shortage of male primary school teachers has received a lot of media coverage but Dyer St proudly boasts of five males.
Recently the school also hosted for work experience four former pupils who now study at St Bernard’s College. Principal Paula Weston says it was nice to have the four St Bernard’s boys in the school as role models the younger pupils could relate to.
When Hutt News turned up the males lived up to the old adage ‘‘boys will be boys’’. They insisted on having their photograph taken up a tree and proceeded to climb it.
Weston says there are lot of positives to having male teachers.
Not only do they serve as role models but they also bring a different approach to interacting with the kids.
‘‘They don’t spend as much time in the staff-room. They are more likely to go out and kick a ball around with the kids.’’
The way they play sport is also