Kia ora whānau, I’m Whaea Amy and I’ll be teaching in Room 18 from term 2 – how exciting!
I was born in England and it took me about 24 hours on a plane to fly here, to New Zealand! I’ve lived in lots of different towns all over the country but found myself in Mount Maunganui about 1 month ago. I am loving living so close to the beach: ocean swims, beach bike rides (on my bicycle named Winnie) and sandy toes make me smile!
I taught for two years in England (both junior and senior), after obtaining my degree and then I spent a year in Auckland as a year 4 class teacher in a Reggio inspired environment. Most recently I was in Nelson, teaching a year 1 class. I am excited to begin my Montessori journey.
I love to travel and have spent many years visiting as many countries as I can, meeting all sorts of interesting people and soaking up different cultures. I really enjoy learning new languages so anything you can teach me will be super.
I enjoy the outdoors (no doubt you guys do too!) and love overnight hikes in remote parts of the country, camping and keeping active.
I can’t wait to find out more about you guys and look forward to teaching you, come May. We will all be learning together and I will definitely need help from you with Te Reo, finding my way around the school and learning even more about this beautiful country.