How long have you been teaching / teaching at St Joseph’s?
I began teaching at St Jos in 2011, initially in the Lower middle syndicate and moved into the Junior syndicate in 2012.
Why did you want to become a teacher?
I greatly enjoy the opportunity to see children grow as connected and engaged learners having the knowledge and social skills to equip them for learning and their lives ahead.
What's it like working with students at the age level you teach?
I enjoy being part of a team that plan exciting learning adventures nurture and encourage our tamariki to make lovely leaps in learning and it's exciting seeing their growth and development during their time in the junior school. It's really rewarding nurturing the children to become independent, connected learners and well supported by whanau.
What do you think sets St Joseph's apart from other schools?
I feel privileged to be able to share and pass on that Catholic faith with our tamariki and whanau. This allows children to grow their spiritual imension to be the best person they can be. I see my role is collaboratively supporting families as the primary care-givers of our children. Our school values are a wonderful moral compass in allowing children to grow in a faith-filled environment, where the well being and wholeness of every child is respected and recognised. Our school values are lived, seen and witnessed across the school.
What do you like to do when you're not teaching?
I have strong family connections and enjoy great friendships since moving to Nelson.. When away from work I enjoy family time, walking/tramping, bike riding, reading and photography.
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