An email from a hater

I received this email overnight, from a hater called Santagirl.

Fortunately she helpfully included her email address. Turns out she is english and media teacher Jennifer Ashby at Logan Park High School in Dunedin.

Here is what she emailed….unedited and verbatim…I’ll let commenters mark her for grammar and spelling.

Darling whale fat,

just read your latest profound missive on David Shearer, the panic is starting to show and not just yours this unease goes all the way to America and back.

Are you feeling threatened by this chap and his naive sincerity  

Well that is not surprising cos it is soooo refreshing after a diet of smarmy insults and constant rewrites a la Orwell from you and your rich and social climbing pals.

Actually sweetie you need to watch your own rerun from Last weekend TV. Hardly eloquent and our Leader made such a great job of explaining the spending of Mighty. River dosh on bailing out the latestTrain Wreck Solid Energy. It is so obvious the National Party don’t read much certainly not enough to edit their own
sneaky black marks.

Oh yes Karma is a wonderful thing and you lot have a BIG list waiting in the wings.

Bye for now and sleep tight.

 


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  • Kopua Cowboy

    I’m sorry, this is from an English teacher?

  • maninblack

    haha fucking loser. Logan park is full of pinko losers as well.

  • Brendan

    Oh my God. This woman is supposed to teach our children how to write. What have those innocent children done to deserve this. Reading this almost brought tears to my eyes.

    • Col

      Got her ticket from the Corny box

    • Bunswalla

      Brendan, she doesn’t teach our children how to write. She “actively guides them along a learning pathway.”

      No, I haven’t got a fucking clue what that means, either.

  • johnbronkhorst

    The comma ( , ) is a punctuation mark, and it appears in several variants in various languages. It has the same shape as an apostrophe or single closing …

    Wikipeadia!!

    It denotes a pause in speaking, simulated in written speech…For our teachers out there!
    Like others, I am staggered!!! That this is an ENGLISH teacher!
    My spelling is CRAP, I have to keep spell checking, BUT I am not attempting to pass myself off as a teacher of young minds and “a professional”!!!

    • Col

      When she is in class she turns on the auto correct for the blackboard.

      • 4077th

        Her computer monitor is probably covered in twink.

  • Mickrodge

    Bet she’s single & has cats…plenty of cats.

    • Phil

      And her few people friends, who will no doubt think the say way, will have far too much body hair.

  • Euan Ross-Taylor

    NFWAB

    • johnbronkhorst

      or anyone else with a public voice!

  • johnbronkhorst

    “…..latestTrain Wreck Solid Energy”…This train wreck started under labour/greens….when they insisted on minimum % of biofuels in our petrol! etc
    Most of the management were hired under labour!!!
    What are new govt.s supposed to do, …fire all the executives and start again?

  • metalnwood

    Lol, it’s nice when you can say karma is a bitch as it’s being meted out to your enemies but it’s just a laugh when you state that your enemy has a’karma list’ while you sit there suffering the wrath of the karma gods yourself.

  • Col

    So I can go too school and pass my English test, at Logan Park High.
    When you read that it reminds me of a worker who was on P after her boyfriend left her?
    I am glad I don’t have a child at that school.

    • OT Richter

      I’m thinking she was boozed whilst writing that poorly thought-out and edited diatribe.

      • opusx

        Agree, reads like someone who is hitting the bottle angry she has been slighted.

  • wikiriwhi

    Makes me look better on here

    • OT Richter

      Nearly.

      • wikiriwhi

        hahaha

  • David

    Oh dear even on the Logan Park High School web page they have shopping lists masquerading as paragraphs!

  • expression07

    Noticed a few errors:

    – Sentences begin with a capital letter.

    – “Cos” is not a word.

    – Full stops go at the end of a sentence.

    – “Train Wreck” does not need capital letters as it is in the middle of the sentence and not a name, the same applies for “Last” and “Karma”.

    – There is no need for a full stop between “mighty” and “river”.

    – You need a space between the words “latest” and “Train”.

    – You don’t need to start a new line after “own”.

    – I believe the “you” in the last line is meant to be a “your”.

    That’s before analysing the atrocious sentence structure…

    • johnbronkhorst

      yours..= your’s
      “constant rewrites a la Orwell from you and your rich and social climbing pals.”
      Wasn’t aware Orwell (presumably.. George) did many rewrites!
      Changes the subject of the sentence, from Cam to Orwell!

    • BR

      Don’t forget to mention the lack of a question mark at the end of the word “sincerity”.

      Bill.

  • Col

    I have just read it again W/O and I think she likes you, they hate you because they can’t have you?

    • Dave

      Oh NO!!!! We might have to mount a Save our Whale campaign.

      • Col

        NO, I think she is a RIGHT WHALE?

    • Damn straight they can’t have him ;) He already is in the bed of an English teacher.

      • ···

      • ····

        • richard.b

          la la la la la la

      • Dave

        And a damn fine english teacher I hear.

        • Are you hitting on Cam’s Mrs? Not sure what the Moderation Manual says about that.

          …. back in a tick.

          ;)

          • Dave

            Not at all, I just hear she is a fine teacher, Cams words in relation to their kids. And, I know better than that! (NFWAB)

            But, behind every successful man is a successful woman, and behind every successful woman is a successful man, or perhaps woman…… -:)

          • Behind every successful man stands an astonished woman.

            Especially in the Labour Party

          • Bunswalla

            NFWAB’sM

          • Dave

            With respect, perhaps that should be, NFWAWW

        • You can never over do flattery hehheh

      • Col

        I withdraw all statements I have made regarding this matter, and will speak to my solicitor before I make a profound statement like this again.
        Clint Clint where are you Clint.

  • CheesyEarWax

    No wonder why 20% of our kids failed at school. Don’t think she’s a hater though, she sound well informed. Must be a regular visitor.

  • grumpy

    I see it’s an all female department at Logan Park High…….

    • CheesyEarWax

      #manban must be in place.

      • grumpy

        If that department had 50% male teachers, idiots like her would be out of a job and the kids would get an education!

  • MarcWills

    Lol what a tool – perhaps she delivers flyers for David Parker. Lucky she doesn’t write them.

  • blokeintakapuna

    I wonder if disciplinary action is required by the BoT for bringing their school into disrepute? Or for such an atrocious mangling of the English language by a so called “English teacher”?
    Jennifer – NFAB… and get ya shit together girl!

    • AngryTory

      See above: yes, and mandatory reporting to the Teachers’ Council.

  • Harry B’Stard

    Isn’t she the tackle bag for the Highlanders?

    • OT Richter

      Take out the word ‘tackle’.

  • Agent BallSack

    A media teacher with no fucking nous whatsoever. SMH and be glad I don’t live in Dunedin

    • Time For Accountability

      I do and are ashamed by the teachers email.

  • Jester

    http://nz.ratemyteachers.com/miss-ashby/51616-t

    ROFL
    “Not my favourite english teacher ever she is nice but rather off in her own world and will often try to implant her opinion during discussions”

    • Jester
      • OT Richter

        I wonder if her husband is Dr Simon Ryan, the Head of the Department of Languages and Cultures at Otago Uni. He teaches courses in German language, literature…..

        I hope he can write better.

        • Jim

          Yes he is her husband and they’re both nut cases!

          • Kendall

            If she was a naive 22 year old teacher with ideological views of a young arts student I get it. The fact that she is a mother as well is a little worrying.
            Edit to correct typos, must learn to check my own work or get someone to check it before hitting send

          • Jim

            People like this shouldn’t pollute the gene pool with their stupidity!

    • Orange

      Would you like an anonymous comment website set up to comment on you purely as a release for the daft and disaffected? Isn’t that the epitome of online bullying?

      • Jester

        Well considering that Rate MY Teachers appears to get 60% positive comments it doesn’t appear to be a vehicle for the daft and disaffected as you claim it to be. And looking at the frequently asked question section I can also direct you to this in response to your online bullying query:

        Who are you and why do you have this site?

        We are just common, ordinary people who believe that students are the CUSTOMERS of teachers/schools/administrators – and we believe they absolutely have a right to voice their opinions.

        In short: Treat yourself to an uppercut Orange.

        • Orange

          If you are a teacher and 40% of your students don’t appreciate you then there’s something wrong. The disaffected are far more likely to post without the kind of balance that editors of Wikipedia offer. That quote could have been “we believe they absolutely have a right to slander and make false comments up about teachers who made them do homework.” It’s anonymous – that’s cyber bullying. My point, again, is that this teachers email is fair game for criticism. She posted it to the biggest blogger in the country. Bringing in an anonymous slander website is, however, totally unfair. In short: do unto others what you would have them do to you Jester. And I bet you wouldn’t appreciate made up rubbish about you, especially when there’s more than enough true stuff to make fun of.

          • Jester

            Wikipedia editors offer balance? What a load of naive bullshit. Just check the recent news reports about wikipedia and get back to me will ya!.

            Let me guess, another teacher or appologist for one that doesnt like teachers being rated on performance. Every negative rating on a teacher is a biased review? What next, Tolley and Parata trolling ratemyteacher world wide rating teachers badly to support national party policy?

            If you actually read the review of this stupid bint instead of showing faux outrage you would see the review was spot on the money regards imposing her oppinion.

          • Bunswalla

            “appologist”?
            “oppinion”?

            It appears you have an overdose of ‘P’

          • Jester

            Yeah sorry buns, small iphone keyboard, fat fingers, bad eyesight and no patience. It took me an hour to type it out so som understanding is appreciated :)

          • Orange

            Let me guess, you really enjoy anonymous bullies? They’re ok if they support our position, is that it?

          • Jester

            Sorry Orange, which anonymous bullies are you bleating about now?

          • Orange

            Sorry Jester, are you confused by several words in a row?

          • Jester

            Don’t be silly Orange. I cant help if your fragility over honest criticism from a well run website scares you but thats an issue you need to come to terms with.
            Real people who live in the real world manage to cope with both positive and negative criticism, I cant explain why you cant.
            Most people just harden the fuck up :)

          • Orange

            Don’t be silly Jester. You’re sure trying to sound like you just want free advertising for your terrible website. I’m sure the Mongrel Mob would run a pretty slick website if they wanted to. Obviously that says nothing about the content. Real people who live in the real world do not tolerate lies and slander. All the students know that you only go to such a site if you want to hate on someone and such clientele don’t mind bending the truth. Tell you what, let’s set up a website about you or would another internet anonymous bully decide he’s a coward after all? Whaleoil gets rather upset, as he should, when dirty little pricks start making up rubbish about him just to try and hurt him. He makes sure they don’t get away with it.

          • Jester

            “Not my favourite english teacher ever she is nice but rather off in her own world and will often try to implant her opinion during discussions”

            The example originally posted doesn’t appear to contain any lies, slander or libellous comments, it may appear to do so if the reader has an unusually thin skin and is of the faux outrage brigade.

            As for setting up a website on me to rate my performance. Sorry to burst your bubble Orange but as a self employed business man running a significant sized company with a large staff, contractor and client base my performance is continually rated online, in the media and by word of mouth. All feedback, good or bad that is received on my performance or that of my company is evaluated and acted upon if deemed to be required. Welcome to the real world Orange.

            You appear to believe that teachers should not be rated in anyway because you doubt the ability of the commenter to be unbiased, extrapolated out you must also then doubt the ability of the person reading that ratings to have enough sense to form their “own” view on the mass evidence of the ratings.

            I believe, sites like the one mentioned benefit those who can make a good, sound judgement.
            You seem to believe that no one is capable of possessing sound judgement to rate a teacher correctly and that is the failure of your argument.

      • LesleyNZ

        A teacher should NEVER do what she did. Just dumb.

        • OT Richter

          Yes, using your work/school email address is not a smart move.

        • Orange

          I totally agree. My point was about that ratings website which is horrible.

    • dyannt

      What’s the betting that one of those comments was written by a female and the other by a male.

  • Didn’t Benson-Pope teach at Logan Park High School?

    • Chris73

      I think it was Bayfield High School

      • Time For Accountability

        Yes Bayfield.

        Taught Tennis ball throwing.

        • OT Richter

          and duct tape craft.

    • Dave

      Nope. Bayfield High School was the home of Mr DBP

  • LesleyNZ

    How silly to email you like that and Jennifer Ashby is an English teacher, teaching our kids! Bring on Charter Schools! What a childish email. Shame on her. I heard the following story on the news this morning. Jennifer Ashby won’t be one of these knowledgeable ones down in Dunedin – will she?
    Future benefits to moving jobs from factories – http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/auckland/news/regdn/819844063-future-benefits-to-moving-jobs-from-factories
    “But, Upstart Business Incubator which nurtures new business in the city believes the winds of change are moving through Dunedin industry, with knowledge-based businesses becoming the norm.”

    • Kendall

      If I was a parent on the board of trustees of LPHS, I would have a few things to say about her, and an interview without coffee with her and her principal would ensue – principal would have to be told what to say I would expect though.

      • LesleyNZ

        Why would she do this? Just madness. You are on the internet – in cyberspace – forever……………………………………………………….

        • Kendall

          That’s why I would not be happy. Any search for the school will come up with this written diatribe. Crazy.

        • I suspect it may have been the result of an inhibition lowering substance. If not, then we’ve only really got stupidity left as an answer.

          • Kendall

            I wonder if cam will let us know if it was sent late at night. Unique.

          • More like early in the morning

          • sandynobb

            Lunchtime?

          • Sure, it’s always lunchtime somewhere. But in this country NZST 12:52AM tends to be sleepy time.

          • GazzW

            Maybe a few too many chardies?

          • Dave

            Chateau de Cardboard no doubt!! perhaps a ration of a thimble a night in future.

          • Kendall

            Silly girl.

          • Yep. Should have been in bed getting recharged for another challenging day.

          • Kendall

            Especially on a school night

          • 4077th

            She was definitely getting charged, no disputing that.

          • Travis Poulson

            I wonder if Santa knows what his mrs is up to.

          • Hazards001

            Couple of vino’s too many then hit the keyboard methinks. And this silly cow instructs our kids?

          • Bunswalla

            Related to Andrew Williams?

          • blokeintakapuna

            or both…

          • AngryTory

            If so, then again that’s bringing the profession into disrepute.

            This doesn’t go away.

      • LesleyNZ

        And she should have remembered the 24 hour rule for this kind of email – wait 24 hours before sending. Never send in a fit of madness.

  • Grizz30

    If you are infuriated by someone’s writing then do not read it. I do not read the Standard for much the same reason.

    • Arran Hunt

      The Standard doesn’t get paid to teach children English. It seems, though, neither does Jennifer.

  • Grizz30

    I wonder how big the hangover was this morning. Perhaps she had a bacon and egg pie this morning for breakfast. Something hot and savory. Just what the dried up taste buds need.

  • Custard

    I always cringe when people try to bring a point across in such a smarmy, condescending and knowitall manner. Do read that it was someone who has access to children’s education makes me wonder if she is even registered. *gasp aaaaah who am I kidding, she was probably one of the first do be.

    • Bunswalla

      What point was she trying to make?

  • TomTom

    Logan Park is the shittiest school in Dunedin, bar none.

  • Dave

    One can only hope the missive was written, after a long night on the turps. Who could blame her, its cold in Dunedin, and given her Skills as a Registered Teacher, I doubt anyone else wants to snuggle in to keep her warm!

    • Orange

      That’s certainly how it reads. What time she send it?

      • Kendall

        As above

  • Jonathan Pull

    Ahh the bully boy tactics are still in use I see. Your blog your rules but for someone who doesnt tolerate bullying you have no problem doing so.

    • If you’re going to make that sort of a statement, you could have picked a better example. This woman wasn’t picked at random, she blundered into the battlefield unprepared and taking silly potshots at a person that has a national audience. If you’re going to have a go at Cam Slater, and he responds, that’s a particularly poor example of admonishing Slater about bullying.

      Hang around though, a better example will probably come along, and they you’ll have a leg to stand on.

      • Andy C

        Nonsense Petal. Cam published her name and workplace into the public forum. She contacted him privately so it wasn’t in the ‘battlefield’ (battlefield? wtf do you think this blog is???) at all.

        • “(battlefield? wtf do you think this blog is???)”

          How naive are you exactly?

          Ask David Shearer if he thinks this blog is about swapping recipes or the cutesy videos that play at the end of the day.

          Apart from one or two envious commentators who have labelled this blog “irrelevant”, this blog makes and breaks people.

          If you don’t believe this, I wish you well in your endeavours, but please stay out of the way so you don’t get hurt accidentally.

          • Andy C

            Wow, makes and breaks people. So that would make Cam’s actions EVEN WORSE THEN wouldn’t it.
            lol

            Thanks for confirming my point petal.

          • Humour me. Why do you follow this blog?

          • Andy C

            For the funny vid posts at the end of the day

          • We thank you for your patronage.

          • Stick to making games pal.

          • Andy C

            i dont even know what that means… i hope its a good thing :)

          • *sigh* don’t annoy the attack poodle. /freeadvice

        • Euan Ross-Taylor

          Nonsense Andy C. Any one with 2 brain cells knows if you bully a blogger, you need to be prepared for exposure.

        • LesleyNZ

          This Cam’s blog – the woman should never have sent such an email to him. She should know that that kind of email is asking for a response of some kind. Rather immature and childish.

        • 4077th

          Andy mate, since when was it a good idea to poke the angry bear and not expect to get mauled?

        • AngryTory

          She broke everthing from her school’s IT use rules to the Teaching Regulations and the Teachers’ Code of Ethics.

          A formal complaint has been received by the school which is mandatory to report to the Teacher’s Council. There is no way this ends now – and no way it ends well for the teacher or school concerned.

        • Dave

          Andy I have said it above, but for clarity.

          1) NFWAB
          2) She used the schools email, to send an abusive email to an email account owned by WOBH and in turn Cam Slater.
          3) Unless that email contained specific terms, that is was confidential to the sender and receiver, then it is NOT confidential.
          4) Furthermore she SENT it to Whaleoilbeefhooked……. It becomes the property of the recipients, Cameron and WOBH.
          5) It has been published, and the users of WOBH are commenting / judging.
          6) If it is a hoax, it’s a pretty good one.
          7) Another post refers to the fact….. it seems to be her.

          8) One can only assume, she is an angry little B, she was under the influence, she has anger problems, she blames Cam/WOBH for single handedly putting Shearer under pressure, or that she has a combination of all of the above.

          If Cam has indeed managed to put Shearer under immense pressure, Well done Cam, I’m impressed!!

        • Bunswalla

          What a cock. She voluntarily (albeit doubtless under the influence of two too many white wines) sent Cam an email bagging him. It was in no way a private email, it was sent using the contact submission form ON HIS BLOG site.

          You and your fellow traveller John the Puller can just fuck right off.

          • Jonathan Pull

            Not going anywhere unless Cam or a mod decide to send me on a forced holiday or ask politely, I’m not unreasonable.

            Its Cams blog and until he forces or request me to leave ill exercise my right to speak, even more so because I know it pisses you off.

      • Jonathan Pull

        Sadly I think this case while I was wrong to accuse Cam of bully boy tactics some of his attack dogs and anonymous members have picked up the mantle.

        • Bunswalla

          And you have well and truly picked up the mantle of “soft-cock apologist for loony pissed teachers”.

          • Jonathan Pull

            Call me what you like.
            I just like to realize that people fuck up and that sometimes getting a slap around the head instead of getting your head cut off is more productive, of course its not as pleasurable for the people here obviously and her misery will clearly be your pleasure.

    • Andy C

      Couldn’t agree more Jonathan. It makes WO seem like such a little little man when he pulls stunts like this.

      • Dave

        Jonathan and Andy. I had to laugh, that woman comes on to Cameron’s PERSONAL blog, its his name right. She sends him an abusive EMAIL from her own account so it identifies her, she sent it to him, abusing him.. He posted it as is, and yes, he identified her.

        Yet, Jonathan uses his name (full credit), but Andy, you don’t. Credibility??

        Before you question myself using an anonymous name, well, my choice, but I’m not going around slinging accusations at anyone am I!

        • Andy C

          what does me using only my first name only have to do with the point? Talk about going off on a tagent…

          • Dave

            You agree with Jonathon Pull insinuating Cam is bullying by identifying her, yet you remain anonymous. If you sling allegations like that, man up and identify yourself. Note my point, Full Credit to Jonathan for using his full name when he accuses Cam of Bullying.

    • You don’t get to abuse me in an email using state provided resources and get away with it.

      • Jonathan Pull

        I will stand corrected. If she sent it from her place of work then fair game. I got the impression it was a personal email.
        my apologies.

      • You do not use your work email to send out the snark. You use your own email server or website. Unless you are a cheapskate, in which case you use blogger and gmail.

        Work email == official status. Other == private.
        And, FWIW, Logan is NOT the worst school in Dunedin. It’s just the most Leftist in a fairly Leftist town.

        (Leaves, singing “I’m the only Tory in the Village”)

  • Andy C

    Jeez you’re a bully WO. Why’d you feel the need to disclose their identity other than to directly intimidate her? You of all people are aware how unreasonably rabid half the people who post on here are. You could easily have identified her occupation and left it at that.

    You do quite a bit of good stuff and then chuck it all away with insecure postings like this. Shame.

    • Euan Ross-Taylor

      So let me get this straight, you’re ok with a teacher sending a bullying text but not with a blogger publishing said text with no bullying comment in reply – just the original bullies name? I sincerely hope that you are not a teacher condoning this sort of behaviour?

      • Andy C

        /on_typical_comment
        oh oh oh, you said text, but it was an email. You must be a teacher seeing as you cannot even read…

        /off_typical_comment

        Not quite Euan. Someone sent WO a negative email (I wouldn’t say it was bullying at all, but perhaps you’re more sensitive than me), and WO then pushed that into the public forum with her name and place of work.

        If you dont see that as a form of bullying you’ve got rocks in your head.

        • Euan Ross-Taylor

          Appreciate you correcting me on the email text thing Andy. It is an important distinction you make. When I was at school, and yes it was a few years ago now, calling people names was a form of bullying, but then times have changed I expect. So if Jennifer was only intending to correct and counsel Cam for righteous reasons then I sincerely withdraw and apologise. Snigger, snigger.

        • dyannt

          Andy, her first three words (darling whale fat) are bullying to anyone in the overweight department.
          And I bet she spent some time pondering what her salutation would be so that she offered the most offence she could.

        • AngryTory

          Someone sent WO- a person with known mental health / suicide issues” a bullying email from their work account in breach of their employer’s IT policy, their employer’s general policy, the government’s legal regulations for practicing as a teacher, and the teacher’s council code of ethics.

          The Teaching Regulations require that require the principal to make a mandatory report to the Teacher’s Council when a teacher may engage in “psychological abuse” – with the explict rider that “acts… viewed in isolation, would be minor or trivial.” or when a teacher may “bring the profession into disrepute”.

          Making that report is mandatory – the principal has no choice in the matter. Apology and and resignation do not remove the statutory reqirements that in this case may lead to deregistration.

        • Bunswalla

          “Darling whale fat”

          No, that’s not bullying, what is it again? Oh yes, a playful tiff.

          What a cock.

    • DJ

      Ah bless, let’s all hold hands now ……Kumbaya My Lord, Kumbaya.

      • Andy C

        No thanks DJ, you can hang out by yourself.

      • OI! That’s enough of that ANTI-bullying, you hear? Cut it out or there will be repercussions.

        • Andy C

          If you dont cut that out DJ, Cam WONT publish your name and place of work!

    • Mediaan

      Abusive silly woman, in a teaching position with influence over teenagers at a state high school. Writing nasty insults to somebody.

      Why wouldn’t you publish her name?

  • Justsayn

    Was checking her listings on the “rate my teacher” website and noticed that John Key teaches accounting at the school, must be fun at union meetings.

    Also, two Bains teach there (suprised there are that many left).

    • Andy C

      (suprised there are that many left)

      ZING!

  • rouppe

    Surely she didn’t use her work email to send that?

    Every employer I’ve worked for has strict rules around what supplied equipment can be used for, and sending threatening personal emails usually results in at least a formal caution if not dismissal.

    • 4077th

      Outing yourself to a high profile blogger using your employers email to do so is plain stupidity. Outing yourself If you are a pinko and a civil servant under a conservative government is the worst career limiting move one could make.

  • Jim

    I’m unlucky enough to know this nut case and let me put it
    out there that if anyone reading this has children at Logan Park Dunedin don’t
    let Jennifer Ashby teach your children. She’s a mad a two headed snake!

    • Kendall

      Would love to know more about her general demographic an then cast wide through metadata and see how many more fit in the curve

  • rouppe

    Oh and it turns out that Logan Park High School has a Policy Manual. Which includes an ICT & Internet Use Policy. Which says:

    All use of the Internet and ICT shall be consistent with the LPHS School Values (Respectful, Motivated, Inclusive).

    and Guidelines:

    1) Policy and procedures apply to all members of the LPHS community, while at school, on school business, or using school equipment or resources.

    4) Student users and staff must sign a Use Agreement. This agreement will acknowledge that the School Values (Respectful, Motivated, Inclusive) applies; that the school has a right to monitor use; there will be disciplinary consequences for misuse; and that some forms of misuse are illegal, and could be dealt with as such.

    • Kendall

      Gold. BoT will have a field day

    • Jim

      Perhaps forward a copy to Jane Johnson the principle for her thoughts on this
      crazy English teacher!

      • Now, THAT would be bullying!

        • Kendall

          True it would. Concerned citizen?

        • AngryTory

          No, that’s the first stage before a complaint to the teacher’s council on bringing the profession into disrepute.

          • You know what? I’m just thinking about the times I’ve done things while drunk that didn’t happen to be observed or recorded or otherwise brought up to a 3rd party, and I like to think we should all be allowed a chance to improve on past performance.

          • AngryTory

            let’s be clear: the complaint has been sent in to the school, as an allegation of breaches of everything from IT use policy to Teacher’s code of ethics and Teaching Regulations. The process from hereon is established in legislation and reporting this to the Teacher’s council is mandatory..

          • Jonathan Pull

            Are you that sad and bitter that you get a kick out of kicking people
            while they are down because thats all Im getting from you and your
            cowardly enough to do it anonomously.

          • Bunswalla

            Yes, god forbid that people should be held accountable for their actions. Let’s just give the bitch a hug and chant chakras and shit.

          • Jonathan Pull

            Never said she shouldn’t be held accountable did I?

            Suggested that perhaps a strong word not to do it again (although clearly weak by your terms) for this first time offence instead of actively trying to get the woman sacked would be a better course of action.

          • Polish Pride

            Mantras Buns….. chant mantras. But the fact that you even knew the word chakra was pretty astounding

          • Bunswalla

            Well true, and thanks for the compliment. But in my defence I clearly had no idea what it means.

            You’re not trolling me are you PD?

          • Nothing will happen, even perverts and kiddy fiddlers get to keep their registration

          • Jonathan Pull

            Perverts need to be fired, kiddy fiddlers need to be hung but inappropriate or impolite e-mails shouldn’t be a firing offense unless it’s a regular occurrence and depending on the material of the e-mail.

            Just my opinion and no doubt many will think I’m wrong.

          • Mediaan

            Well-informed of you, AngryT. I’m impressed.

        • Dave

          Not if it is sent back to the school, asking them if this email from the school email, is in line with the views of the school, or just the sender, and did she send the email with the express permission of the school.

  • Guest

    Can should reply politely, copy in the Principal (and a link to this thread….)

    • Dave

      If Petal is correct, and it was sent from home, it has little to do with the school, except that her english is terrible, especially sa a teacher.

      Before anyone criticizes my spelling and grammar, I am NOT a teacher, and don’t earn a living using those skills teaching others.

      • She used a school email…game. over.

        • AngryTory

          “bringing the profession into disrepute”

          career over.

  • Rebecca

    Looks as if the email address was entered into a contact form, so maybe she’s being targeted by a student or ex-student who right now is guffawing at their cyberbullying success against a blameless teacher. That would explain the lousy grammar and childish rambling. Hope you can prove it was her, or maybe the Labour Party will be delighted to fund the defamation suit. Just saying.

    • Jim

      Nope, I know her and this is her to a T. She can hardly string a sentence together.

      • maninblack

        really- whats she like? opinionated woman?

        • Travis Poulson

          Especially when anonymous….oh wait….

        • Jim

          She’s as dumb as a sack full of opinionated hammers

          • Polish Pride

            What Grade did she give your kid Jim?

          • pukakidon

            Everyone in her class gets a C. There can not be anyone who is better than anyone else. If an individual tries hard or works hard to obtain a higher grade she is obliged to drag the individual back to the rest of the group. In the watermelon and Liarbour world no one can do better than anyone else as they might grow up to be rich and successful pricks. We know that we cant have that in the lefty world.

          • Dave

            Remember the Uni professor lecturing on the perils of socialism, his students told him how great it was, so he agreed to mark their papers on socialist grounds, they accepted.

            After the first exam, he commented they all seemed to do well, but some stood out, and some didn’t do nearly well enough, but he gave them all a B. Next Paper, the really good students didn’t work quite as hard as it seemed no matter what they were not going to get much for their extra efforts, and the slackers thought, a B for almost no effort, we will cruise through this. So, marking the second paper, they all got a C.

            Third paper was similar, the slackers sat back feet up, the harder working students had really given up, they knew their work would only help the slackers pass, the professor awarded them all D’s.

            Same story for the final paper, but it was so bad, they all got E’s, and he failed all students, who complained to the Dean. after hearing both side. The dean asked what they now thought of Socialism, almost unanimously they said it can’t work, we are all different, put in different amounts of energy and effort, and achieve at different levels. He reversed the professors assessment and passed everyone of them.

    • We also have the IP number Rebecca. Of course, you can also suggest that someone was at her home art 1am using her computer while she was asleep, but let’s just be sensible, yes?

      • OT Richter

        How do you know it is her IP?

        Should be easy to tell if it was sent via the tipline form or from her actual email account..?

      • Rebecca

        Unless she has a fixed IP that’s not a link to her, only to the shared pool of IP addresses maintained by her ISP and probably some nasty little students as well.

        • That’s right. Anyone could have walked past that morning, picked up the gun, and shot the whole Bain family while David was out.

          • Kendall

            Is “santagirl” an early x-mas present from a student.

          • Travis Poulson

            Sounds like the name of an online porn webcam girl….

            “I’ll make all your christmases come at once”

          • blokeintakapuna

            haven’t seen her at http://www.cam4.com
            Just sayin’

          • Travis Poulson

            How many readers will quietly click that link…

          • Hazards001

            Well I wasn’t gonna…but now…………

          • Travis Poulson

            Rubber arm and all that :)

          • Rebecca

            Find out who calls her “santagirl” and you might be getting somewhere. A bit portly, is she? I smell spiteful teens who think this is the funniest thing they’ve done all day- until the ISP gets the requisition to trace their IP address and mummy gets a knock at the door. If they’re smart they’ll have used a pay-as-you-go phone or (more guffaws) the phone of a buddy who was sacked out in the corner.

          • OT Richter

            I smell someone trying to provide excuses (for a fellow teacher).

          • Rebecca

            LOL. Look, if this was a set up then all you brave people no doubt will stand beside Cam in the defamation suit. Or maybe not. Otherwise you’re right, this very foolish teacher will hunker down and hope it goes away. Without seeing the evidence linking a contact form submission to the teacher, my conjecture is no more valuable than yours.

          • AngryTory

            this very stupid teacher will hunker down and hope it goes away

            thanks to Google (and the NSA) this will never go away ever. If she tries to move anywhere, potential principals will find this page. If she doesn’t the complains will get her out eventually.

          • Rebecca

            Better hope it was her then, because otherwise you’re quantifying BIG damages that cannot be remedied. Ka-ching.

          • It isn’t defamation to use her own words and state facts, which is what I did. You sound like another deluded twat who thinks the same way..

          • Rebecca

            Come on, Cam. More than a few have wondered why somebody would be so foolish as to identify themselves with their school e-mail if they’re sending a missile at you. E.g.others have suggested she was tipsy. Fair enough- we old timers are just lucky that there was no internet back in the old days when we decided to call others at 1am after a night on the ran-tan. Another possibility is that somebody else entered her email address into your contact page. I do detect tones of adolescent male hilarity as long as they are not caught. That’s it. Not agreeing with her, just trying to be fair. Maybe you do have an static IP that resolves back to her home so you know it was her. But sheesh it’s your blog and if there’s no place for alternative viewpoints, go to it.

          • Peej

            Dunedin’s cold at this time of year and some are hoping for a witch burning sort of event in the town. As to checking out who sent what from where, isn’t that what the GSCB is for?

    • Kendall

      They have to have money to fund stuff. But this may be far mor important than anything else they have on at the moment

  • Time For Accountability

    I have forwarded the link to the school and suggested if the authorship is as claimed the teacher should be stood down pending an investigation.

    • Time For Accountability, I guess.

      • Time For Accountability

        Whats the bet they just ignore it and say it is a personal issue nothing to do with the school.

        • If I was them I’d ignore it and see if it would go away, take Jennifer into a room and tell her not do be silly again, as it will have to go on her record, and get back to the business of teaching. If it does end up blowing up in some way, I’d throw her under the bus. School comes before drunk emailing teachers. (alegedly).

          • AngryTory

            A complaint to the school is the first step. If she’s still employed and teaching after a week, you follow up to the teacher’s council.

            They may not be able to prevent paedo’s getting a job but they can stop her working with children ever again. After all, state employees have no right to free speech or comment on blogs

          • AngryTory

            And – by the way – complaints of this nature require mandatory reporting to the Teachers; council

          • Genuine question: really? Is there an online reference you can point to?

          • AngryTory

            Of course. She’s a registered teacher. The teacher’s council has a website here: http://www.teacherscouncil.govt.nz

            The mandatory reporting requirements are here: http://archive.teacherscouncil.govt.nz/cac/mandatoryreporting.stm

            Teachers’ council criteria are here: http://www.legislation.govt.nz/regulation/public/2004/0144/latest/whole.html?search=ts_regulation_teachers_resel&p=1#DLM261106

            This looks like to me like a very public breach of the Schools’ IT policy, the School’s conduct policy, and the “psychological abuse” terms in the criteria. I’m not saying the teacher will be fired, but at least one complaint (by “Time For Accountability”) has been sent in to the school – and the school has no choice but to handle this formally.

            Let’s get this into perspective: if a teacher went out at 3am and tagged a billboard with the comments about Cam, and especially if they signed it with the name of their school, then there would be disciplinary action and probably have to be a mandatory report on the “bringing the profession into disrepute” clause. Senior QCs are suspended from practice for a year for drink-driving. That’s what professions – lawyers, doctors, engineers, and yes teachers, do: that’s why we have a Teachers’ Council and mandatory reporting.

          • “If a teacher went out at 3am and tagged a billboard with the comments about Cam, and especially if they signed it with the name of their school, then there would be disciplinary action and probably have to be a mandatory report on the “bringing the profession into disrepute”

            That’s a solid argument.

          • Bunswalla

            That’s like complaining about your wife to your mother-in-law.

          • Dave

            Teachers council, = Bloody big meeting of lefty peers, people flying in from all over the country, high level discussions.

            Result, bus ticket, water, SLAP. Matter resolved. Thats if it is considered serious, otherwise, a minute at the naughty table.

  • Man, a national party hating english teacher, there’s not many of those around.

    • Dave

      Around where, NZ or Antartica??

  • Andrea

    You know… I’m no genius when it comes to grammar etc, but holy shit even i could do better than this english teacher. I bet she registered too. Please someone remove her shift or caps lock key from her keyboard, so not necessary to have all those Caps

    • Travis Poulson

      Grammar is irrelevant at that time in the morning after a few wines. I going to assume she was drinking, because I don’t believe a teacher would submit such a bastardization of the English language. Oh hang on, Teacherscock/kosh103……..ok I fully retract that statement.

      • AngryTory

        She’s either incompetent or drunk. I guess it’s now up to the Teachers’ Council to decide.

        • Harvey Wilson

          Perhaps its time to drug test teachers

          • pukakidon

            And breath testing at the front gate!!!

          • Peej

            Yes, teachers should not be able to drink!

            “Women teachers who marry or engage in unseemly conduct will be dismissed.

            Any teacher who smokes, uses liquor in any form, frequents pool or public halls or gets shaved in a barber shop will give good reason to suspect his worth, intention, integrity and honesty.”

  • Ratchette

    Try ‘rate my teacher site’ nz.ratemyteachers.com/logan-park-high-school/499-s Comment ” Not my favourite english teacher ever she is nice but rather off in her
    own world and will often try to implant her opinion during discussions” Mmmmmm ….. ‘with a little help from her friends’ ?

  • OT Richter

    Well she has certainly distracted the Whale army from the current Shearer coup.

    • Oh, Oh. Nice try buddy.

      THERE IS NO COUP.

      The sooner you get that, the better.

      • pukakidon

        People just dont seem to listen to what Shearer is saying. Can they not understand what he mumbles about?

  • Cadwallader

    Putting the infantile delivery to one side: What the fuck is it on about?

    • OT Richter

      I think she is trying to tell Cam that Shearer is better than Cam realises, and Key is not as good as Cam thinks.

      • Cadwallader

        This creep using a state-funded e-address is obviously a highly qualified registered member of the teaching “profession.”

        • AngryTory

          Not for much longer.

  • pukakidon

    Another nasty condescending Pom failure in the profession of education. Must have been a quota in the UK for dumb female teachers that allowed her through the english part of her training. She has obviously come over here to stuff our kids minds with her lefty UK Liarbour failed political nonsense.

    If she does not like the government here go back home. As for her using a state funded email account to slag off contributors on this site, then she deserves everything she gets.

    Santagirl a little bit of advice. Dont get smashed on the grog and then fly off the handle at midnight in a emotive load of old crap, thereby bringing your state funded school into disrepute.

  • cows4me

    Santagirl should have meet my granddad, he use to say never poke a stick in a wasp nest.

    • Yes, but your granddad was giving birds and bees advice at the time

  • AngryTory

    Complain in to the Teacher’s council yet – binging the profession into disrepute?

    • AngryTory

      Complain*t*. Complaint.

      • AngryTory

        And to answer my own question: Time for Accountability’s complaint to the school will be treated as the first stage in the formal process.

  • bob

    The bitch can’t even spel

    • Phil T Tipp

      Rofl. Nice one.

  • Greg

    We all have her email maybe we should all send her a note or two.

    • Dave

      Might be interpreted as bullying, or spam. A link to here wouldn’t go astray if put nicely, no doubt the school has cancelled / suspended her email account by now.

    • No, we shouldn’t.

      • Jonathan Pull

        Bit late now, angry tory is reveling.

  • Alok Lim

    I’m so proud of our world class teachers……… pity i was educated in a former British colony which was more particular on our grammar

    • Travis Poulson

      Thears nuffink rong with hour gramer.

      Or spaling.

      • Euan Ross-Taylor

        There is nothing wrong with your grammar Travis, just your spelling.

        • Travis Poulson

          I know, poor grammar seems to be difficult when deliberately attempting it.

          If only I were a “decent journalist, trained and skilled.”

  • Super_Guest

    Would the NZEI like to explain this illiterate hack?

  • Harvey Wilson

    My god….she’s a teacher ?

  • Jonathan Pull

    Wow, I know you guys are tough at times and that can be fair but a mistake, yes a silly mistake like this and you are quite willing, no your actually happy to try and end this woman’s career.

    Sure this will reflect badly on her buts lets just hope someone shines the light on how pathetic some of you here have been shown to be. Lets hope all your life’s are squeaky clean. Cant hide behind anonymity for ever.

    • Travis Poulson

      Yes silly mistake, whoops, I accidently stumbled on my keyboard, typed out an idiotic email and hit send.

      • Jonathan Pull

        Not accidentally, that she didn’t think enough to not send it.
        She is hardly being rude or abusive unless you consider her spelling and grammar rude and abusive (I can’t comment).
        It was a stupid email but should it really be potentially career ending? and lets face it many here are willing and hoping so.

        • OT Richter

          No, the “Darling whale fat” opening was not rude at all.

          • Jonathan Pull

            Fair point although on the scale I’m sure cam has been called far worse, but yes you are correct that was rude.

          • Bunswalla

            So we’re agreed – you’re talking complete shit?

          • Jonathan Pull

            Nope just voicing my opinion.
            If you think its bullshit hey that’s cool, what ever helps you sleep.

        • Travis Poulson

          Should the email be ripped to pieces publicly on the blog? Absolutely. Identity blown on the first exchange? Maybe not, but perhaps if she persisted in making a habit of it. Going nuclear on the first shot also nips it in the bud, Cam doesn’t often take prisoners.

          Having said that, you’d think she’d have had the sense to think it through before hitting send, and asking herself if she’s really doing herself any favours. After reading it I actually think she may have been intoxicated, as the context was difficult to follow.

          The hangover wouldn’t have been her only headache when she woke up this morning.

          • Jonathan Pull

            All very good points.
            I guess it far far past the point of return now anyway.

          • Jester

            My take:

            Nutcase lefty teacher hating on all the wrongs suffered by David Shearer this week logs on to her email, invents Santagirl false identity, composes email in a way to throw Cam off the scent, chuckles on a job well done, sends email, boils bunnies, goes to bed.

            Gets home, logs on to email, finds several emails from whale army, panics about repercussions, (perhaps sends email to cam to make it go away, claiming drugs, drink or hacking) boils more bunnies and waits.

    • Bunswalla

      It isn’t “life’s” you dickhead; it’s “lives”. And we’ve all made mistakes, but emailing the number one blogger in the country and starting with “Darling whale fat” is like turning up to meet your potential in-laws a bit under the weather and mistaking the fireplace for a urinal.

      As ye sow, so shall ye reap.

    • CheesyEarWax

      If her career ends it won’t be because of WO posters, just look at the spelling and other basic mistakes in the email. WO posters are politely pointing out that teaching should not be her chosen career.
      Don’t worry, people like her are protected by teacher unions, even her boss is part of a union, so i doubt if her career will end because of this post.

  • Mediaan

    Pity she didn’t read, also, the explanation given: that the money had not actually been spent that way.

    Too fascinated by reading the WOBH blog to pick up any news as well.

    • LesleyNZ

      Yes – she needs to start listening to NewstalkZB Mike Hosking Breakfast. On Monday morning PM John Key rubbished the Solid Energy rumour. I wonder if she brainwashes and indoctrinates her students? She would not be teaching my kids if they were going to that school.

      • Mediaan

        Thanks for additional reference John Key statement. I heard a Question in the House answered, similarly, by Bill English.
        Ditto re schools.

  • Mediaan

    Jennifer Ashby and her husband university teacher Simon Ryan will become more famous from this stupid message than, even, their previous fame.

    That was from opposing expansion of a quarry next to their home at Kilmog, Dunedin, in 2012.

    At the time the quarry owners expressed regret that it had never been mentioned to them privately by their neighbours, and said they were sure they could have sorted it out. But they were not given the opportunity.

    • Tracey Scurr

      That is correct. But I wish to make clear that the discussion on this blog has nothing to do with our quarry.

      The quarry issues were put to rest in an Environment Court decision on 20 December 2012 and we would like to leave it that way.

  • Young and Dumb

    In all fairness I think she would have written this on a tablet computer or smartphone or some shit because nothing can explain this

  • snakebit

    I know I’m going to be a bout the 248th person to say this but it still must be said, is she REALLY an english teacher? I know not everything you write has to be Rudyard Kipling brilliance but it should at least not hurt your head to read it!

  • Steve R

    I reckon Im having trouble working out what she’s saying
    But I guess you could use this for another TV add .
    “If you drink and type ,
    a fucking Idiot “

  • Mattb

    And this is the reason why teachers need to be paid on their actual skills and results not the piece of paper they bought from a university. I think its funny she obviously thought Cam would never find out who she was. Ahh yes.. nothing like pissing off the countries top blogger…….. *note to self.

  • Mike
    • Bunswalla

      Hahaha hilarious. She clearly has a fixation bordering on the obsessive, with both John Key and Robert Muldoon. Mentions them in nearly every post – one or the other, or both.

      Says that National didn’t have a mandate for the Partial Asset Sales policy because many of the idiots who didn’t bother to vote would have probably voted against it. Tragic for the poor kids of Dunedin that they have to be exposed to her cynical lefty views.

      She supports David Bain and Joe Karam – clearly had an intelligence bypass, but that was probably just a good excuse for sticking the knife into Crusher. She wouldn’t have even noticed it.

    • pukakidon

      What a rose tinted, monocular view this bunny boiler has. When you said a “hater” in the title you really did hit the nail on the head. She has a very deep hatred for John Key.

      If my children were at this school I would remove them immediately.

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