It has been my privilege to join the team here at Matua Ngaru as a Learning Assistant for 2021. It is a delight to be working with committed professionals who are focused on providing the best and most suitable learning environment for each of our Tamariki. I am passionate about supporting them in providing every learner with the opportunity to be the best they can be at their stage in life and am excited by the Integrated Learning Environment of Matua Ngaru that provides an excellent platform for that.
I retired 5 years ago after a career of 48 years in the RNZAF when I moved to Auckland to be closer to family. I then worked as a Teacher Aide and as a Pastoral Support Worker (in a voluntary role) at Rangeview Intermediate for the last 4 years and continue the Pastoral role one day a week.
We live locally and I fill out my time with family, part time study, Clarinet (not very well), Flight Simulation in my home built cockpit set up and am an amateur military history geek.
I look forward to working closely in the wrap around support of learners with the coaches, Whanau and of course the learners.
2021 Term Dates
Term 1: 9 February - 16 April
Term 2: 3 May - 9 July
Term 3: 26 July - 1 October
Term 4: 18 October - 20 December
Matua Ngaru School
'Ubiquitous learning, on a wave of change'