Farewell to Our Retiring Teachers

As the school year closes, we offer our best wishes to two accomplished teachers who are retiring after decades of service to the Thames High School community. 

John Brooks joined the staff of Thames High School in 1985. In the nearly 30 years since then, he has been a teacher of technology and graphics, part of the school’s guidance network as year-level dean, rugby coach and teacher in charge of rugby, lawn bowls coach and teacher in charge of lawn bowls, staff representative on the board of trustees, bus controller, and chief organiser of sweepstakes in the staff room.  

Ken Wood began his role as guidance counsellor at Thames High School in 1994.  Among his accomplishments is the instigation of the student peer support programme EARS (Education and Resources by Students), which in 2003 won a ‘Best of Health’ Award.  He has supported many students through the range of challenges and issues that young people face, and his experience, down-to-earth approach and care for students have been appreciated.

We thank Mr Brooks and Mr Wood for these contributions and offer our wishes for a long and happy retirement!