First and foremost, thank you for allowing me to support your children with their learning.
My background has been in hospitality and in this diverse and broad industry, I have worked in various roles from Front Office to Restaurant service. I was fortunate to be able to work alongside my family with our restaurant Nine in Paihia a few years ago. The hours I worked, were well suited to raising my two children, Serradan and Brodi. Serradan started at Paihia school in 1996 and Brodi in 2011.
I started here as a Teacher Aide in June 2015. To be able to guide/support our tamariki with their learning is a privilege. To see a child grasp a new concept or understand what sound a letter makes from the alphabet is beyond joy! I witness ‘light bulb’ moments everyday.
I am surrounded with a wealth of knowledge and aroha amongst all my peers.
Ki te kore nga putake e makukungia, e kore te rakau e tupu
If the roots of a tree are not watered, the tree will never grow