Goodbye to Sam

Change is an inevitable part of life, embrace it they say, onwards and upwards always the mantra.  And change is what we are facing at the end of this term; and we will face the challenge, and we will go onwards, and upwards, but there will be a lot of sadness as well.  Why you might ask.  This term marks the end of Sam’s time with Dunedin, over twenty years teaching Geography, and PSE, and getting pupils into the outdoors, and residentials, and Duke of Edinburgh award, and…   and, really, we can only just begin to scratch the surface of Sam’s contribution to Dunedin here on this little old blog but, like a stick of your favourite childhood seaside confectionary, know that Sam is Dunedin to the core and Dunedin is Sam to the core.  Change is an inevitable part of life, and yes, we will embrace it and yes, we will move onwards.  We will be happy for Sam and we will wish her all the best as she sets off on her new life up north but we will also be sad about it, and we may shed a tear or two, and things won’t quite be the same when August comes around, and that’s just part of life too.