Kia ora, I joined The Rumpus Room team as a relieving teacher in December 2020. I am a qualified fully registered teacher and I hold a Diploma of Teaching and a Bachelor of Education and have been teaching for over 25 years. Education is one of my passions – I love being a teacher! And over the years I have taught in various education settings and encountered a number of diverse educational approaches. This has allowed me to develop an eclectic approach to teaching and learning. At the core of my philosophy is the principle that children learn through play.
I have always had a deep appreciation of expressive and creative arts. I enjoy music, movement/dance, art, and drama, was a drama teacher for two years and also ran a weekend art class for children. I love to sing and am an ardent concertgoer. My hobbies include beachcombing, cake decorating, scrapbooking and pottery. I love the great outdoors enjoy bush walks and going camping with my children and grandchildren. However my favourite pastime is relaxing in the sun at the beach with a good book and an ice cold…..drink!