Classroom Teacher – Year 4&5
I think life is fun and children are fantastic. I love discovering their personalities and their uniqueness. I believe relationships are key to successful teaching and learning and I love to empower students in their education so they realise that they are capable learners. I love being there when they are delighted with what they have discovered for themselves. Students develop so many new skills as they transition from Year 3 into studying at the senior end of the school. I enjoy seeing their independence and their sense of self evolve as they realise they can have opinions and they can think, adapt, negotiate, problem solve, make decisions, and learn, learn, learn.
My previous experience is classroom teaching in Christchurch across the year levels (particularly Years 2-6). I have Reading Recovery training and have led a Fostering Strengths programme that has helped develop and grow individual learners.
Recently I took a break from teaching to serve in the church in various roles from parish administrator to national resource person for the Anglican Schools’ Office. I have been involved in organising national conferences and developing the RE curriculum for Anglican primary schools.
I love developing an opportunity for children to think about themselves, their relationship with others and with God.
I moved to Auckland with handsome hubby Phil in 2018 to pursue study at St John’s Theological College. Our move here has the wonderful bonus of being close to our eldest son and only daughter, and their spouses, with our three beautiful mokopuna. Family and teaching are my passion and I was drawn to teach at St Joseph’s School because of this. St Joseph’s School puts the children at the centre of all we do. And in partnership with parents we ensure an environment of rich learning.