2013 has been quite a year. This is the staff of my school photographed yesterday at Hikurangi Primary School. They are a great bunch of people working in a great school. It's been quite a year. A year of survival. The school survived an ERO visit (Educational Review Office). The teachers and children survived teaching, learning and living together. I survived a massive heart attack a hop, skip and jump from where this photo was taken. Yes it's been quite a year.