Forget Summer Heights High – Gormsby is the answer

Many people in Oz have been laughing along with Summer Heights High, which I’ve found to be only mildly amusing. But a friend recently put me on to a Kiwi show that is much funnier Seven Periods with Mr Gormsby.

Gormsby is described as “… an out-dated, reactionary, racist, sexist teacher completely out of touch with educational theory in the second millennium. He defies the curriculum in every subject and is a disgrace to the profession. He should have no place in any state or private school. We will close Tepapawai Boys High and appoint a commissioner if Mr Gormsby is not replaced forthwith.”

He is also a totally funny character, and the show has a much more cutting look at modern schooling. Forget SHH go for Gormsby.

via Aide-mémoire

Author: Kate Carruthers

Kate Carruthers is Chief Data & Insights Officer for UNSW Sydney, and is also an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the School of Computer Science & Engineering. She is certified in information security and is currently undertaking postgraduate studies terrorism and security. Kate has extensive experience in senior roles in ICT, marketing, data and digital; and is a member of the NSW Government’s Data Analytics Centre Advisory Board. Kate is currently working at the intersection of data analytics, AI, ML, privacy, cyber security, and data protection.