Maths teacher a welcome addition

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Gore High School’s mathematics department is under new leadership as Brad Lamb takes up the role as head of department.
Mr Lamb replaces former head of department Terry McNamara, who retired at the end of term two after 29 years in the job.
Mr Lamb said he was finding his new role very enjoyable, and he had settled in well with his new classes.
‘‘I’ve felt very welcomed by all the staff, and I am really looking forward to continuing the year,’’ he said.
Mr Lamb, formerly of Tokanui, attended Southland Boys’ High School.
He studied a bachelor of science in mathematics and physics at Canterbury University.
He has previously taught at several schools throughout Southland, and overseas.
‘‘I spent eight months in England teaching at Brooke Weston Academy, and I have also taught at Ningbo International School in China, and Emmanuel Catholic College in Perth.’’
Mr Lamb also spent two months in Nepal carrying out volunteer work in an orphanage and a monastery.
He enjoys sport and has previously rowed competitively as a member of an eight.
Hamish Goatley (15) is in Mr Lamb’s year 10 mathematics class.
Hamish said he was really enjoying having Mr Lamb as a teacher and he was noticing an improvement in his learning.
‘‘Mr Lamb is really great, he is clear on instructions and is easy to understand. He relates the work to the real world, which really helps my learning,’’ Hamish said.
Tommy Hasselman (16) said he enjoyed Mr Lamb’s personality and approach to learning.
Tommy is also in Mr Lamb’s House class, and said he was very helpful with the weekly house challenges and brought great enthusiasm to them.
‘‘[Mr Lamb] is [really] good fun. He takes his job seriously but can also have a laugh which is great,’’ Tommy said.