Pieter Botty – who is quickly nicknamed ‘Pieter Hottie‘ by a few of the girls – is the latest addition to the teaching staff. This highly-motivated young teacher is like a fresh wind blowing through the school corridors. As a rookie among the teachers, he is more accessible to the pupils, younger and easier to relate to. This also has a downside: due to the relatively small age difference between them, the pupil-teacher boundaries are not always as clear cut as they would otherwise be.
Pieter and his pupil Caro share a love of literature. Thanks to a succession of misunderstandings, Caro even suspects at a certain point that Mr Hottie might be her secret admirer Ruben.