He emigrated to New Zealand with his parents and 5 brothers.
Jock did not have a Teacher's Certificate.
He began as a Pupil-teacher –
an older pupil who was paid a pittance for teaching younger children.
But Jock was an inspirational teacher.
One ex-pupil recalled,
"In Mr. MacGregor's class you worked ...
His vigour and personal style –
virtuosity, really –
kindled intellectual activity in an extraordinary way."
He met Alison Hughes while on holiday at Hanmer Springs.
They married in 1920
and had 4 children:
Davis b. 1921
Lara b. 1923
Lachlan b. 1925
Bonnie b. 1927.
Jock MacGregor was an inspirational teacher.
Who are the teachers who have inspired us?