Sunday, May 19, 2024

Teacher ends 40-year career

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Barbara Jones.

Macleans College teacher Barbara Jones has retired, ending a 40-year career at the school.

Jones began teaching mathematics at Macleans in 1982.

She quickly proved herself to be an excellent teacher and was given further responsibilities.

She took two periods of maternity leave to have her sons but each time returned to teach mathematics at Macleans.

Macleans College principal Steven Hargreaves said Jones became head of the mathematics faculty due to her professionalism, hard work and organisational skills.

“Highly complimentary letters from foundation principal Colin Prentice remain on her file today,” Hargreaves said.

Jones took a change in direction later in her career and became a careers counsellor and later became head of department, careers.

“On the extra-curricular front Mrs Jones has been a crucial part of school productions throughout her time at Macleans,” said Hargreaves.

“She is a highly talented seamstress and produced hundreds of costumes for our acclaimed musical productions.

Mrs Jones is retiring to the Bay of Plenty and we wish her all the very best.

“We sincerely thank her for her years of outstanding and dedicated service to our school and students. Mrs Jones will be greatly missed by her colleagues and friends.”

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