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The congratulatory message named her as the runner-up in New Zealand’s Most Inspiring Teacher Campaign. She was declared one of the three runners-up in the secondary school category of the nationwide Warehouse Stationery initiative, designed to celebrate the hard work of Kiwi teachers. It contained all the wonder- ful words Elim students had said about her. “Mrs Pietersen has been my English teacher for the past two years. She has truly been an inspi- ration and like a mother to me and my class,” wrote Cheree Kinnear, one of the three students who nominated her. The champion archer and year 13 student took the initiative of recommending her English teacher saying: “She provides love and understanding on a completely different level any teacher has ever been able to reach. I’ll definitely leave year 13 being inspired and impacted by Mrs Pietersen.” After more than 22 years in the profession, the English, drama and French teacher, who constantly strives to make a difference in the lives of students, says reading the words of appreciation was reward enough. “It was so good for the soul, really gratifying. The teaching profession is full of people who are just as dedicated, caring and gen- erous with their time,” she says. “It could have easily been any other teacher who is just as good. There are a lot of great teachers in New Zealand and I feel truly hum- bled and honoured. “I’m going to remember this moment forever.” Awash with gratitude, she gives equal credit to the students “that get you through this job”, and her father, Alan Burgess, “who spent more than 50 years in the teaching profession”. Fondly remembering her dad, she says: “He qualified for teach- ing and as a geologist to please his mother who knew about the limitations of a teacher’s salary. Dad walked away from a lucrative job offer in the mines and never looked back, despite the challenge of raising five children and later an additional two foster children.” Paying tribute to the man who inspired her to be an exemplary teacher, she says: “My dad was the headmaster of a large secondary school in Johannesburg. I taught briefly with him in South Africa before coming here. “Years later I worked exten- sively with him, writing course material and teaching alongside him. “I must’ve spent thousands of hours watching him in the class- room. He would run workshops and extra exam coaching sessions and, in hindsight, I have come to truly understand how much I learnt from him. Dad was a great mentor, wise and intuitive with an unfailing belief in the potential of every student. “He led by example,” says the award-winning teacher who does the same, touching lives and see- ing the potential in students. “I’ve been fortunate to have been blessed with such a wonderful father and mentor. If I’m half the teacher he was, I’ll be thrilled.” The nominations for the most inspiring teacher in New Zea- land were judged by New Zealand Order of Merit recipient, teacher and former netball star Bernice Mene; director of leadership at Palmerston North Boys’ High School and Deputy Commander 1 NZ Brigade at Linton Army Camp, Paul King; and Margaret McCaw, a teacher of 35 years and mother of rugby star Richie McCaw. Pejman Okhovat, the chief exec- utive of Warehouse Stationery, saluted the teachers saying: “It’s wonderful to read the positive comments for all the nominees and know that so many of New Zealand’s teachers are truly inspir- ing their students.” Runner-up in New Zealand’s Most Inspiring Teacher awards, Elim Christian College secondary teacher Patricia Pietersen says reading the kind words of students who nominated her was reward enough. Times photo Wayne Martin Award-winning teacher Shoplifters go to court By Chris Harrowell FOUR people who fled police in a motor vehicle following the alleged burglary of a retail business are facing criminal charges. Howick Police sergeant Paul Devane says two of the arrested suspects entered the Kathmandu outdoor clothing and supplies store at Botany Town Centre at about 2pm on October 7. “ They allegedly stole about $2500 worth of clothing from the store and left,” he told the Times. “ The pair got into a Nissan motor vehicle and took off.” A Kathmandu store employee noted the Nissan’s registration number plate and phoned police on 111. “ The vehicle was sighted a short time later in Pakuranga Road,” says Mr Devane. “Officers attempted to stop the Nissan, but it fled and was pursued by police. “ The vehicle turned left into Ti Rakau Drive. “Motor vehicle traffic was busy so the car did a u-turn, went back along Ti Rakau Drive, and turned left into Pakuranga Road.” The vehicle was driven through Panmure to the Sylvia Park shopping centre. “ The car’s male driver and three passengers ran from the vehicle and hid in an underground car park,” says Mr Devane. “All four of them were apprehended there by police.” The arrested suspects are two men and two women aged 18-28 from Mt Wellington and Glen Eden. All are charged with theft over the burglary at the Kathmandu retail store at Botany Town Centre on October 7. Mr Devane says they were allegedly involved in a shoplifting incident at the Rebel Sport store in Mt Wellington, the same day. The 28-year-old behind the wheel of the Nissan motor vehicle is facing an additional charge of dangerous driving. The four suspects appeared in the Manukau District Court on October 8.
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