School pupils honour property manager

John Rawson (front centre) with the East Otago High School pupil council in the meeting room...
John Rawson (front centre) with the East Otago High School pupil council in the meeting room which now bears his name. Photo by Bill Campbell.
After 22 years of working at the East Otago High School, property manager and caretaker John Rawson has left his mark, in more ways than one.

This week, the school's redecorated meeting room was reopened at a special assembly and will, in future, be known as the John Rawson Meeting Room.

The Palmerston High School's pupil council suggested the meeting room be dedicated to Mr Rawson for all the work he had done in his 22 years at the school.

Mr Rawson had been a mentor to many pupils, head boy Liam Jenkinson told the assembly.

He had helped pupils with fundraising for school projects, coached young golfers and taken pupils to sports fixtures. Some pupils even tried to get out of class to work with Mr Rawson, Liam said.

Mr Rawson, who will continue to work at the school, was presented with a plaque which will be mounted in the meeting room, which is used by senior pupils, staff and the school council.


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