Kia ora, just an opportunity to introduce myself.
I have been teaching at Waihi College for the past 11 years, but moved home to Pirongia during 2020 and was commuting to finish the year. I was very excited to start as the Art Teacher for Ngaruawahia High School in 2021 and was pleased to finally meet all my talented students at the beginning of the year. It has been great getting to know my students and finding styles and pathways that suit them.
I have a background in Art Paint but went back to university to study Digital Design thinking so that I could have a career in Graphic Design. My four children were all under the age of 8 years at the time and I was living in Perth, so very hectic!! Eventually I was led down the path of teaching and I have never looked back. I love teaching and I’m passionate about art. I teach Photography, Design and Paint.
One of my students last year at Waihi College received a Scholarship in Art Paint, which is the top in New Zealand and her work is now featured on the NZQA Visual Arts Website. I’m looking forward to seeing my talented students at Ngaruawahia High School achieve at this level too and see that Art is something they could make a career out of in the future.