21 December 2016
Merry Christmas Mr Hutchins!
A former student has reminded us about the connections and friendships our industry creates across borders, cultures and religions – by reaching out to their teacher from more than 20 years ago.
This week, we received a Christmas card from an ex-student in Singapore who was keen to reach out to their New Zealand English language teacher:
“In 1995, I was a Teck Whye Secondary School student. It was my third school year.
There was an English teacher who taught us. His name should be Mr Hutchins, he was in Singapore during that time.
I was wondering if you have any idea where he lives. Maybe you could pass him this Christmas card.
Wishing you a wonderful Christmas time and a very Happy New Year 2017. Thank you!
From Char Guo Heng and family"
In the spirit of the season, we thought we’d share these wishes. Wherever you may be, Merry Christmas Mr Hutchins!
UPDATE: Mystery of Mr Hutchings solved
An ENZ team member tracked down Mr Brian Hutchings who confirmed that the card was meant for him and was touched to receive it.
Update from Immigration New Zealand
A brief update as part of ENZ’s joint work programme with Immigration New Zealand.