Friday, September 17, 2010

Dominion Christchurch is back in business! - After the 7.1 earthquake

On Wednesday 15th September we returned “home” after the 7.1 earthquake on the 4th September. Our building had only a few broken windows but some of the surrounding buildings were not so lucky.

We are thankful that no one was hurt though one of our long serving homestays lost their home. The students have been amazingly resilient and optimistic and I want to say a big thank you to them all. We are very fortunate to have such loyal, hardworking teachers. Thank you!

I also wish to thank Marie Bristow, Dominion Senior Teacher for her organisation and constant support and to our Auckland team, especially Martin Wall, Principal, who flew down to lend a hand.

Meanwhile the sun is shining, it’s Spring and there are daffodils and blossoms everywhere. Christchurch will emerge better and stronger than ever. Our classrooms are “buzzing” as we get on with what we do best – teaching English!

Margaret Jillings

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