Marian Catholic School

(07) 856 7515 30 Beale Street, Hamilton East

Paula White

Role

Room 15 Teacher

Email

pwhite@marian.school.nz

General Information

I have been teaching at Marian Catholic School for 5 years and know this is the place where God wants me to be for the time being. Prior to this, I have taught in other schools, worked in the private sector, and also enjoyed many years being an at home mother.

My father always said to me, “Nothing ventured, nothing gained.” I have tried to live by this precept and challenge myself to grow both personally and professionally. So keeping this in mind, I have recently moved from teaching year 7 & 8 students, to now teaching year 5 & 6 students.

I love teaching all curriculum areas, especially RE. One of my main goals is to create a learning environment where all the children in my class feel happy to walk into each day. I strongly believe if children are happy, then they will learn. I also want to challenge my students to share what they think and to know that their views are valued and welcomed.

Once a week, I try to bring one of my dogs (Tilly) into school. She is very gentle with children and enjoys being read to and also loves all the attention! But Tilly is more than this, I believe she helps children focus on their learning and provides a comforting presence.