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Gareth Edwards

Room 15

 

How long have you been teaching /  teaching at St Joseph’s?

I have been teaching at St Joseph's since 2015.

Why did you want to become a teacher?

I wanted to enter a profession where I could make a real difference in students lives. There's nothing quite like seeing the spark of understanding on a child's face when a lesson 'clicks' for them. I also like the fact that as a teacher I'm a lifelong learner and that no two days are ever the same.

What's it like working with students at the age level you teach?

Intermediate students are honest, transparent and have a zest for life that is contagious. Teaching Year 7 & 8 students can sometimes be challenging, but always very rewarding. One of the best parts of working with students at this level is that you get to help them create a picture of themselves by being the best they can be. I also like the fact that we are helping them set up their learning behaviours & habbits before they head to college. These amazing students are incredibly resilient, up for a challenge and can (in most cases) put up with my jokes. 

What do you think sets St Joseph's apart from other schools?

That’s easy. It’s Saint Joseph’s Special Catholic Character, our amazingly supportive families and a wonderful team to work with, day in and day out. 

What do you like to do when you're not teaching?

When I’m not teaching you may find me at the golf course, at a sports event or in the gym. I love spending time with family and have a daughter who help keeps me young and on my toes. When resting, I enjoy a good book to read or watch a range of sports to help me relax. I enjoy spending time in the outdoors and always find more things I can do with my house and garden.

 

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