Growing up I was fascinated with superheroes and doing heroic deeds. My time spent in Australia doing my volunteer teaching year showed me that heroes do exist. Not necessarily to the eyes of the public, however through the eyes of the students who are sitting in front of you. And that is all that matters. Being a hero to the students does not necessarily mean swinging through the streets or stopping a runaway car with one hand, it is having faith that they can succeed, even when they have little faith in themselves. It is showing that you care for them and value the korero you have with them. It is establishing and cherishing that student-teacher relationship. I may not be a superhero like the characters out of the comic book pages but those stories of heroism have taught me the value of what it means to be ‘a good guy’ and to always do the right thing.