Blog: Waking Up

A View From A Classroom

This week’s blog is brought to you from the highly creative Mr Tony Nemaia. Who said real blokes don’t write poetry? Tony is one of beginning teachers here at Matipo. He has, I believe, followed Marion’s advice from our last blog and stepped out of his comfort zone to bring you this wonderful poem. A chocolate fish goes to the first person to tell us how Tony’s school day has undergone a transformation over the course of the year.

 

waking up

the Alarm rings

6am

padlock cold, wet and awkward

coffee, 1 sugar and milk

photocopy, plan, organise

“morning mr nemaia”

 

the Alarm rings

6am

driveway lights bright, puddles plenty

coffee, 1 sugar and milk

marking, photocopying, thinking

“ morning mr nemaia”

 

the Alarm rings

6am

runners, walkers and dogs go by

coffee, 1 sugar and milk

printing, marking, reflecting

“morning mr nemaia”

‘the Bell rings’

“mr nemaia does this mean this?”

“mr nemaia but if this is this then is that this?”

“mr nemaia,

… mr nemaia,

… mr nemaia”.

MR NEMAIA

 

Awake

The alarm rings

6am

Unlock the gate

Drink the coffee

Think, plan, think, plan, think, think, think.

MR NEMAIA.

“Good Morning Room 11”.