In very sad news this year our Head of Learning Enhancement passed away on the evening of the 14th of September after a very short illness.
Mrs Grogan-Henderson taught at Christchurch Girls’ High School / Te Kura o Hine Waiora for five years, following twenty-five years of service to the teaching profession. Pauline was a valued and respected colleague to all the teaching staff at the school. She dedicated a life of work to education.
We sent our thoughts and aroha to her husband, Bill, to her children and grandchildren and to the extended family in the loss of their beloved wife, mother and grandmother. A few of us were able to attend her funeral, which was filled with great stories of her enterprising nature, her courage and her inclusive love.
Whāngai i tō tāua tuahine, hei tangi i a tāua
Let us nurture our sister and she will mourn for us
This whakataukī encourages people to nurture, love and care for whānau members, as they will do the same for you, even after death. Embedded within aroha is the idea of collective responsibility which emphasizes the importance of whānau to the emotional and physical wellbeing of an individual.