On Friday we had a whole-school assembly to mark the retirement from teaching of
Mr Tony Fortune.
Mr Fortune grew up in Reefton,
went away to teachers college in Christchurch,
then returned to Reefton
where he has taught for 40 years,
first at Reefton Primary, then Inangahua College,
and finally, after the schools merged in 2004,
at Reefton Area School.
He decided it was time to retire when the first grandchild of students he had taught started at a school in 2010.
Enjoy your retirement Mr Fortune.
We know you will come back and see us.