I wasn't at Aotea for very long and since I didn't start the same time the rest of my year group did I felt like I didn't bond too well with the teachers... that was until I met Mr Pryde. He is such a great teacher. 11/10
Derek Pryde makes every lesson a journey into wonderland. He is hugely entertaining and the topics he chooses to study are always interesting. Even though he has come to Tawa College from another school, and switched from teaching economics to History, he is evidently very highly knowledgeable in both areas. He is calm, approachable and makes every students relax and enjoy the ride. Every time I walk into Derek's class, I know I am in for a good time, with lots of learning and lots of fun.
awesome teacher and he knows everything
Best teacher in the world! :D I look forward to every class he teaches.
Derek Pryde is very respectful and helpful teacher in my history class. He helps me improve my history written and oral expression skills.
Professor Derek Pryde is a fine specimen and a fabulous teacher. Really open-minded and great with all his students. Favourite teacher :)
hen is da man and has a very broad knowledge and is the man.
One of my more fun subjects. I have many good memories from history this year :)
Mr Pryde is one of the best teachers i've ever had. I've really enjoyed having him as a history teacher :)
I have know Professor Derek Pryde in the beginning of 2012 and he will always be my idol because he works hard and he has been a helpful to our year level, 13. Thanks Professor Derek Pryde for everything. Your the best Professor.From your best student in History Emma Hodgson. Going to miss you Professor and all the best next year. :)
Mr Pryde has been pretty much my favourite teacher in the last five years. He actually cares about his students which is something so rare in teachers. In history i do the work because i dont want to disappoint him, because i want him to be proud of me. He is fantastic, and i am so grateful to have had him as a teacher.
Mr Pryde is the most optic professor I mean teacher in the swag of Aotea. He almost always knows his stuff and if he doesn't he learns it for himself also he gives out lollies and things.
Super cool! Any school would be lucky to have him.
My Pryde is absolutely amazing, he is constantly trying to help his students through both the internals and the externals. If he doesn't know the topic that you are writing about in the external (we're allowed to choose what we want) he'll endeavour to learn about the topic to help you. Mr Pryde is a fantastic teacher and is open with students about most things, he furthermore is there for his students both with the school work and outside of school. EG he helped me with my Uni Applications.
Can I rate Mr Pryde higher than a 5
Awesome teacher, understands different people learn better in different ways. PrydeLAD
Mr Pryde is an amazing teacher and is one of the reasons that I am continuing history related studies as a career. He brings history to life and keeps me interested in a subject that I love.
He has a total great lad
He is a fantastic and supportive teacher who believes in absolutely everybody.
He just needs to improve the way he disciplines people and personally I think he should be stricter.
He has taught me a lot and I love coming to his class.
My Pryde is definitely the best teacher at Aotea College :)
Mr Pryde is an amazing teacher and has taught me a lot. I admire his bubbly personality and teaching skills. He is very patient and understanding. He makes History a fun subject and I have really enjoyed being in his class :) I hope I'm in his class next year! I'm going to be doing History till I leave school, thanks to Mr Pryde!!!
Mr Pride is such a great teacher! He always explains things more then once and in ways that we can understand. He always has fun learning to do and uses rewards such as chocolate or funny movie clips at the end or each lesson.
He is a very good teacher and a lot of fun to be taught by. I'll miss his class next year :(
i had a great year this year and learn't a lot of information
Professor Derek Pryde is an outstanding teacher.
He makes learning fun and worthwhile!
Social studies is always a subject we look forward to :)
Best teacher ive had
Mr Pryde, has been and will be the best teacher I have ever had, He's cool chill and down to earth. He can make school that bit more bareable.
awesome teacher ii culdnt ask for a better teacher!!!! the thing is ii have heaps and heaps ovv fun in his class buht at the same tyme ii learn heaps and heaps!!! thanks MR. Pryde :D
Awesome teacher he makes history so much fun the best teacher ever :)
the best teacher EVER . ! form teacher 06-09 and next year too. !
THE BEST TEACHER EVER!! Helped me pass both History NCEA level 1 and 2. You are th best mr!
mr pryde it was a very sad day when you left high. we all miss you greatly. best teacher we ever had.
loved having him as a teacher! sos in 06 was the best!!
he rocks!! i sucked at eco this year but he still backed me up n helped me!!! thanks mr ur awesome
mi form n sos teacha real cool n helpful,never yells
He's my form teacher.He's really nice,and never yells no matter how much we mis-behave!Very helpful when ya have a problem!
Mr. is the best SoS teacher eva! Its cool how how he flys across the classroom in his own way.He makes everything fun, even watching doco's.He is so nice and very down to earth.!!!ROCK ON MR.!!!
Oh Mr. Pryde you are the best teacher ever i was so sad when you left Welly High. But the memories of your classes will stay in my mind for ever and you are the best singer! thanks man..Michael Ross
Hes is the mad Social Studies teacher, the best there is