Hean, Donovan Allyn Duff

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Hean, Donovan Allyn Duff

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  • Hean, Don
  • Hean, DAD

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1980 - 2009


BC Staff 1980 - 2009
BC HOD Physical Science, Cricket, Rugby and Basketball TIC and House Director. Mr Hean also returned on a temporary basis for many years to replace teachers who were on sabbatical.

Tribute to Don Hean on his retirement in 2009. [Stythian 2009, p16-17.

We also bid farewell to Donovan Allyn Duff Hean: I include all his names, as Don Hean is often called Dad by his students, his colleagues and his friends, a mark of the universal affection in which he is held.

Don began teaching at the Boys' College in 1980 and has served the school with loyalty, humility and integrity in his 30 years here. Don has witnessed, and been a part of, many changes that have taken place on the Campus and he has many recollections of the people and of the place. Among his many roles, he has not only been a Science teacher of the highest calibre, but also Director of Science for the Boys' College and the Girls' College, as well as being a talented and multi-faceted sports' coach. His boys have described him as being passionate about what he does, in particular when coaching Rugby, and as House Director for Webb House he is considered "funny and friendly", “approachable" and "a cool guy".

Don's contribution to the Boys' College has been immense, both in the classroom and in his involvement in extra-mural activities, be it on the Basketball court, on the Rugby or Hockey field, on the Cricket pitch, or on grade 10 camp. One of Don's distinguishing characteristics is his respect for his students, and his willingness to listen to them and to share with them his wisdom and his sound advice.
His humour is gentle and his laconic, insightful comments have occasioned many a laugh among his colleagues and at staff functions. Don is a true gentleman and the value of his years of service to the school is immeasurable and beyond mere gratitude. Don, you will forever be a part of our school and we wish you a well-deserved rest. You will be sorely missed.


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Hean, Craig (1981 - 1995)

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