Kia Ora, E Kaaro, Bongiorno, Hello!
My name is Irene Martin. I was born in London in an area called Hampstead Heath. My parents are Nigerian/Brazilian/Sierra Leonean immigrants. I was previously married and have 2 fabulous children who are half Italian.
I became a teacher in 2001 and have loved every day in the classroom. Children really are the best people in the world to work with.
I have lived in London my whole life. Two years ago my youngest daughter and I decided to travel the world and see what it had to offer. We have travelled to nearly all the continents – we just need to get to Antarctica. During our travels we had our beliefs confirmed that the future really does lie with the younger generations and it is our duty to arm them with the tools for success.
I bring to my teaching 20 years experience. I started as a teacher aide, I have taught ages 3-11, lead Maths & English, been an assistant and deputy principal and a head of school. I also bring yoga, meditation, world travel & cultural understanding and ultimately, a desire to create learners equipped for a life we can’t yet predict.
My trip has ended in the perfect place – New Zealand, a land filled with opportunity, nature, kindness and love. I look forward to meeting you and getting to know you all. My classroom is your child’s second home – please feel free to approach me with questions. I look forward to working together with you all.