A little bit about myself. I am married to David who is also a teacher and we have four wonderful children and six even more wonderful grandchildren. David and I were born and educated in Zimbabwe. We taught together in Zimbabwe, South Africa and Botswana before moving to New Zealand 21 years ago. We have been teaching happily in New Zealand ever since. During my time here I have taught at Pinehurst and then Birkdale North. While at Birkdale I completed a degree and had the opportunity to train as a reading recovery teacher.
I believe children learn best when they are having fun and feeling good about themselves. Walt Disney once said, “To a child every moment can be magic.” I enjoy trying to create magical moments for children to learn through and feel privileged to watch them grow and explore all opportunities. To me the quote should say, “Every moment spent with a child is magic”. Learning through play is a big part of my daily timetable and at times I feel I learn more from your children than they learn from me!