Marian Catholic School

(07) 856 7515 30 Beale Street, Hamilton East

Learning Community 2 (LC2)

Year 2 & 3

Delwyn McNamara
Role

Room 6 Teacher

Suzanne D'Cruz
Role

Room 7 Teacher. LC2 Leader of Learning

Email

sdcruz@marian.school.nz

General Information

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

Sarah Hill
Role

Room 7a Teacher

Email

shill@marian.school.nz

General Information

I have taught at Marian Catholic School for a number of years. I love teaching Maths and Art.
I live with my husband, 3 children and 2 cats. In my spare time I enjoy reading and spending time with family.

Dael Cullingworth
Role

Room 11 Teacher

Email

dcullingworth@marian.school.nz

General Information

I am currently teaching a Year 3 / 4 class. I am very happy to be part of the Marian Catholic School family and community. My preference lies with teaching junior classes and I have taught a range of levels at this foundation phase of learning.
I find this age particularly rewarding and it’s exciting to watch them meet new challenges and progress along their learning journey. I enjoy their uninhibited sense of humour which adds to a happy classroom.
I encourage a “growth mindset” where resilience and risk taking is part of our learning. As Einstein says, “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.”
My interests include reading, cycling, walking, travelling and spending time with family and friends.

Sally Swart
Role

Release Teacher

Email

sswart@marian.school.nz

General Information

I’ve been privileged to be part of the Marian School family since 2010, teaching New Entrants-Year 4 as a relief teacher and for the past year as a part- time classroom teacher.

I hold a B.Ed. (Early Years). I chose this specific qualification as I love working with juniors. My qualification has equipped me with sound understanding of the dispositions encouraged and nurtured before children begin primary school.
I believe that teaching is primarily about relationships. Knowing children as individuals who embody a range of cultures, talents, interests and learning styles enables me to provide opportunities and experiences in which all children are meaningfully engaged. Promoting an inclusive learning environment which celebrates diversity and fostering mutually respectful relationships with my colleagues, students and parents/whanau, values everyone in the learning community.

I love seeing happy smiling faces come through the door every morning and of course, the daily hugs! I want my students to feel great about who they are, comfortable enough to take risks and ultimately develop into capable, independent life-long learners.

Roxy Grace
Role

Maternity Leave

Email

rgrace@marian.school.nz

General Information

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.