I have been teaching at Point England School, Auckland for over 10 years. My teaching career began in 2006 and I taught Year 3 up until 2012. From 2013, I have been teaching Year 4, 5 and 6 children. I also teach in a classroom of one to one devices (chromebooks) and in a Innovative Learning Environment.
At Point England School, I have been a part of the Manaiakalani Cluster. I have attended professional development workshops, presented at and attended ULearn conferences, participated in cluster toolkits including the Manaiakalani Film Festival since 2008.
I am of Niuean descent and proud of my heritage. My family, identify, culture and traditions are very important to me. I have one amazing son, who I am very proud of and all his achievements thus far. I also attend Life church in Manukau and am a follower of Jesus.
Currently teaching in a Innovative Learning Environment (hub of 3 classes and 3 other teachers). All children have their own devices (chromebooks). Teaching and using google apps: mail, drive, documents, presentations, slides. Use of ipads to create movies and upload all work to students individual blogs. Collaborative work on team sites.
Professional development with Gwyneth Philips and Jannie van Hees. Delivery of teaching models in classroom and use of Reading Eggs as part of the literacy tumble. Strength is in raising student achievement from below to at their chronological age level..
Delivery of Numeracy Project and one year in the ALIM (Accelerated Learning in Maths). Strengths include: use of Talk Moves, Xtra Maths, Maths Whizz and Teacher Tools in classroom programme. Knowledge in teaching both mathematical knowledge and strategy for Stage 5 and 6.
- Kidpix and Hyperstudio (animations with voice overs and iMovie)
- Use of ipads to create iMovies and Educreation clips
- Using iMovie and creating movies to share learning on class and individual blogs
- Assisting in school wide productions
- Leading and teaching performances for school cultural festivals
- Creating art pieces for school art exhibition
- Teaching dance for end of year school prize giving performances