Room 17 Teacher
This is my 8th year of teaching (I have taught in both junior and senior rooms as well as in single cell and open plan classrooms) but my first year at Marian Catholic School. I am lucky enough to be teaching year 7 and 8 students this year in room 17.
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.