Hi I am Denise Graham and it is wonderful to teach at Matua Ngaru School.
I have been a teacher for almost 6 years now and have spent the last 4 teaching years 0-4 on the North Shore and I spent last year down in Taupo teaching. I am passionate about play-based learning and I am currently studying to become an Educational Psychologist. Before I became a teacher I was working in the equine industry. I have a Bachelor in Applied Science and an equine bodyworker certificate. I trained racehorses in Canada and bred standardbreds in Christchurch. I feel now have the best of both worlds with a job that I love and a hobby that’s a passion too.
In my spare time I ride my horse Flame, who I have had since she was a foal. We like to do a bit of dressage and lots of endurance. I like to get outdoors and explore the beautiful native bush or challenge myself to learn something new.
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
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