T.S. Eliot once wrote, ‘What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from.’
And it is this mind that Nihon Gakuen’s English department says good-bye to Samuel Robinson, JET for two and something years. Over the course of his tenure at this school he’s contributed to lively junior high school classes, designed and painted the gate mural for the school festival and shadowed various English teachers in the senior high.
Teachers and students alike will remember him best as the cheerful foreign fellow always willing to bridge the language gap with a smile and Australian treats.
As for what’s next. Sam has been accepted into teaching college in Melbourne, Australia where he will no doubt bring his experiences at Nihon Gakuen to hone himself into an excellent teacher. Currently Australia is suffering a teacher shortage so we wish him all the best in his future endeavors.