Marian Catholic School

(07) 856 7515 30 Beale Street, Hamilton East

Shannon Dons


Room 13 Teacher


General Information

I have been teaching at Marian Catholic School since 2016. After completing my undergraduate degree, I went on a working holiday to the UK and Europe. When I returned to NZ I completed my postgraduate in teaching and did a stint teaching secondary school. After taking time out to have a family I returned to teaching in Hamilton in the primary sector, and here my passion for teaching lies.

I love building connections with a core group of children, and watching them grow and learn, both socially and academically. I first did relieving at Marian and immediately got a sense of welcoming with its caring Christian values, both within its staff and across the community. My favourite subjects to teach are Writing and Social Studies, but I also love The Arts as well.

Outside of school I really enjoy spending time with my family. I also enjoy cooking up a storm in my kitchen, walking around our beautiful city, watching British tv dramas, and getting away to The Coromandel. My favourite part of my job is engaging with neat children everyday, and the satisfaction I get from sparking their amazing curiosities.