I am Claire Williams. I have joined the MNS team as a Learning Assistant, working within our ESOL team.
I moved to New Zealand in 2018, along with my husband, our young son, and our feline fur one. We moved over from London and what an adventure it has been so far!
My working history includes a background in both finance and marketing industries, which I enjoyed but felt they did not quite satisfy my hope for helping others and making a dedicated difference. After finally having listening ears to my Mum’s lifelong insistence that I should be working with young children, I shifted my focus to Education. I was fortunate enough to work as a Teaching Assistant at a beautiful, independent day school in Chelsea, London. At this time, I started studying at tertiary level.
I am currently a BA (Hons) Primary Education student with a major in Developmental Psychology. I am a qualified TEFL practitioner, which allows me to teach English as a second language.
Joining the team at Matua Ngaru has been a wonderful opportunity, complimenting my education and career aspirations, and helping me to explore the New Zealand education system. It is great to work with the children in our ESOL teams and, get to know other children on the playground and in the learning spaces when I am able to visit and help out.
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'