Seven Periods with Mr Gormsby COMPLETE S 1-2
Seven Periods with Mr. Gormsby is an unrepentant politically incorrect, roller-coaster romp about an extraordinarily eccentric secondary-school teacher, who the Education Review Office in their last assessment described as follows: "Mr Gormsby is an out-dated, reactionary, racist, sexist teacher completely out of touch with educational theory in the second millennium. He defies the curriculum in every subject and is a disgrace to the profession. He should have no place in any state or private school. We will close Tepapawai Boys High and appoint a commissioner if Mr Gormsby is not replaced forthwith." Te Papapawai Boys High School prospectus for 2005 begins: Kia ora, Kia orana, Talofa lava, Malo e lelei, Bula. Welcome to Tepapawai Boys’ High School. We are a thriving and vibrant secondary school set in the heart of beautiful Tepapawai. Our highly qualified and dedicated teachers are committed to delivering the best possible education to boys in the Tepapawai Community. Their commitment to excellence is complemented by our top-class state-of-the-art facilities. It’s a blatant lie, but you can hardly blame the authors when the truth is that Tepapawai is a tatty school set in a dreary suburb where cheap housing sits alongside squalid light industry. If you had a choice you wouldn’t really want to educate your kids here.