Boys will be boys at school

The Hutt News - - NEWS - By NI­CHOLAS BOYACK

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

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