Room 15 Teacher
I have been teaching for a number of years (I have taught in both junior and senior rooms as well as in single cell and open plan classrooms).
I have a passion for art and enjoy teaching students new art skills and techniques and exposing them to different artists and art styles. I also enjoy making learning meaningful and relevant by incorporating real world problems/ideas into the learning programme. For example, this in Term 2 the students in Room 17 carried out tasks like an engineer in order to design a prototype for a pest trap. Furthermore, I also place a great emphasis on supporting students with developing soft skills such as problem solving, team work, resiliance etc which will be useful skills throughout their life-times.
My main hobbies outside of school include fishing and water skiing. I have finally mastered the single ski so enjoy getting out on lake Taupo or Lake Rotoiti whenever I get a chance. I also enjoy baking, spending time with family and friends and going for walks. I grew up on a sheep and beef farm in Taumarunui and always look forward to heading back to the farm to help out during the holidays.