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Discussion in 'Teaching overseas' started by percy topliss, Sep 8, 2017.
A friend. A mentor. Just a really good egg.
The world will never be the same.
Sorry for your loss x
I didn't know this guy, but it's rare to hear such positive words about an individual on this forum. Guess that says a lot.
Sorry for your loss.
Sorry for your loss Perce, must have been one of the good guys.
"Sorry for your loss."
What a horrible standard nothing phrase, appearing in just about every American TV drama going, and now finding its way into British dramas I noticed last night. Surely people can come up with non-cliches to show sympathy.
I'm sure the O/P's friend was wonderful and will be missed.
What a nasty little comment from a bitter little person.
What a strange comment.
Sorry to hear that Percy. He must have meant a lot to you.
I have just been reading the tribute to Simon on the school's website. Clearly someone I would like to have known. Sorry for your loss, Perce, mon brave.
I'm sorry to hear this news Percy. Losing close friends and colleagues is always hard. I hope that you're doing alright. Did you teach together at the same school? If he was currently teaching, I hope that his students are receiving support, as well as you and other staff.
I did think about asking to have this removed but decided to leave it up as Simon was a well known chap around both Bangkok and also within the IB. He was very much a teacher who made a difference to all who met him. I worked with him for 4 years at a pretty well known school in Bangkok but he moved on to another great school where he was loved both for his teaching and his pastoral care and he and I kept in touch both on a beer level and an educational one. I just wanted other people, who may have known him, to know. Don't worry about platitudes they will, doubtless, come to us all. It just hit me.(after a beer)...he was a good egg and now he isn't. maybe we should all take a breath and think about what we will leave behind.
Take care everyone.