New teachers look forward to roles
Matamata Intermediate has welcomed three new teachers to its staff this year. Laura Mcleay went to meet them
With a class full of year 7 students in room three, it is set to be an exciting year for new teacher
‘‘I am looking forward to getting to know the students here and making learning exciting for them,’’ she said.
‘‘I am also really looking forward to some of the activities we will be doing, including caving.’’
The recent Waikato University graduate comes from Mt Maunganui and spent a year in Europe before studying teaching.
She said she had already found Matamata Intermediate to be a very friendly and welcoming school. Puke woman
is teaching year 8 students in room seven this year.
Te The enthusiastic, highly qualified teacher has a degree in teaching with honours in literacy and a masters in environmental education. She is looking forward to going on camp in two weeks with her class and getting to know them a bit better while there.
Miss Chalmers is very passionate about literacy and hopes to encourage her students in this area.
‘‘I have a passion for life-long learning and seeing the students achieve,’’ she said.
is Matamata born and bred and went to Matamata Intermediate as a student in 2002 and 2003. Nine years later she is back on staff, teaching the digitally enhanced learning environment class which means each student uses a laptop for their daily classroom work.
‘‘I enjoy this class because it opens a lot of opportunities for the students and the laptops keep them engaged because they are excited about learning,’’ she said. ‘‘I am looking forward to getting involved, going on school camps and taking part in sport here.’’