Monday, 9 February 2009

on bFM re gaza

had a "meet the teacher" evening tonight at my younger daughter's new school. for the first time in her life she has a male teacher. he's very young, 21 but looks like 15. actually, the new school has a good mix of male & female teachers, but this young man informed us that out of 200 people studying at teachers college while he was there, only 12 were male. and not all of those 12 completed the qualification.

not good. my daughter really likes her new teacher (except that she thinks he's too strict), and all the parents in the class provided similar feedback. he's obviously going to be a popular young man, just hope he has the teaching skills to match. we really need to be attracting more young men like him into the profession.

i mentioned a while back that i'd done an interview on bFM regarding the gaza conflict. dave moskovitz had done one as well, and they played them both on auckland anniversary day (26th jan, if i recall correctly).

the interviews are now available by podcast. mine is here & dave's is here. i haven't had a chance to listen to them yet, but dave thinks they came out well, so they must be ok!

and now i'm wondering what my SIS file looks like. many members of the muslim community are likely to be under surveillance & i still recall the visit we had by someone who said he was an SIS officer some 15 or more years ago. it was rather a bizarre experience, and i still haven't worked out exactly what it is he wanted. but if they were watching keith locke even after he was an MP, they certainly could have been or could still be watching me...

as julie anna says, just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not after you!


Julie said...

Actually it was Anna, but I'll take the credit happily ;-)

stargazer said...

oops, fixed!