Kia ora, I am currently teaching and learning with a wonderful Year Four class. We are part of the Aratiatia Team consisting of 3 classes.
I have lived in Taupo all my life and love the lifestyle and environment. This is my fifth year here at Wairakei Primary School and I feel lucky to be part of this positive and supportive community.
My belief is that I am in the teaching profession with an obligation and passionate desire to make a positive difference in my students’ lives. To achieve this my focus is always on establishing genuine relationships that celebrate cultural diversity and nurtures the self-esteem of individuals. Quality learning takes place when students feel safe and respected.
The principal goal of Education is to create men/women who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done.
Quote: Jean Piaget (1896-1980) Swiss cognitive psychologist. Ange Painter