Room 3 Classroom Teacher
Room 3 Classroom Teacher & SENCO
Room 6 Teacher, Year 2
After completing my Bachelor degree in Primary teaching at the University of Waikato in Tauranga in 2012, I have had the opportunity to teach in England, Tauranga, Te Aroha, Cambridge and now in Hamilton! I have experience working through all the different year levels, but am very much enjoying teaching in my Year 2 class.
I am very passionate about teaching, and my favourite subjects to teach are Reading, Writing and the Arts! When I am not teaching, I enjoy eating out with friends or staying in with a good book or watching a movie with a large cup of coffee in hand!
My favourite part of coming to school everyday, is seeing my students get excited and ready to learn! Learning is hard, but the successes we get out of learning are awesome!
“ The more things you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you will go.” - Dr Seuss
Room 7 Teacher, Year 2 & LC 2 Leader of Learning
Teaching is something that I have always wanted to do - there has never been a doubt in my mind! Teaching, to me, is not just an occupation, it's my vocation - a calling, a lifestyle - it becomes who you are.
My pedagogical practice focuses on the child as a 'whole' being. Not only do I want every child in my classroom to succeed academically, I want them to experience success and happiness in their everyday encounters with other students and myself, as their teacher. My belief is - Happy children are children who learn! I believe in being a role model to my students, this is something that I take very seriously. Learning is a way of life, something that we all need in order to adapt and survive, to continuously improve ourselves. As Anthony Angelo said, "Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow."
Apart from being a full time teacher in Room 7a, I am the Communication Co-ordinator for the school. My role is to ensure that our Parent Community are up to date with important information via on Facebook page, School Website & School App. Being an avid organiser (and slightly OCD) I absolutely love this role!
When I'm not 'being a teacher', I love spending time with my husband and two dogs, Molly & Charlie. I also enjoy cycling & running around the beautiful Hamilton tracks. I am also an avid reader.