Warmly wel­comed at col­lege

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

town and I’m get­ting good vibes al­ready. I’m look­ing for­ward to get­ting to know stu­dents and the his­tory of Mata­mata and de­velop work­ing re­la­tion­ships with stu­dents so we can work co­op­er­a­tively to­gether.’’

This is Chard’s first year teach­ing and along with Hulton, she will also be in the english depart­ment.

Catherine

Wel­ham

is the third new staff mem­ber to join the english depart­ment in 2015.

She is an ex­pe­ri­enced teacher, hav­ing spent 11 years in the in­dus­try.

Wel­ham used to teach at Mata­mata Col­lege but has been in Lon­don for eight years teach­ing. She stud­ied at Waikato Uni­ver­sity and did her masters in ed­u­ca­tion at St Mary’s Uni­ver­sity in Lon­don.

Wel­ham said she is look­ing for­ward to teach­ing Kiwi kids again, be­ing some­where a bit qui­eter and some­where with ‘‘ a bit less traf­fic’’.

She loved living in Lon­don, but said it was a good time to come home.

Alison Ch­ester

is an ex­pe­ri­enced teacher and has also taught at Mata­mata Col­lege be­fore. She left to go and com­plete post­grad­u­ate study at Win­tec and then took up a po­si­tion in the Wairarapa. But she liked it so much she’s come back.

Ch­ester will be teach­ing dig­i­tal tech­nol­ogy.

She stud­ied at the Uni­ver­sity of Brighton, UK in busi­ness stud­ies and In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy.

Pho­tos: ABBY BROWN

BOYS TO MEN: Mata­mata Col­lege year 13s wel­come the year 9s to school on their first day.

CALL­ING ON: Ngahuia Nel­son calls on the 183 new year 9s in a powhiri on Mon­day.

COM­ING ON: The year 9s walk­ing onto Mata­mata Col­lege as they hear the karanga (the call) ear­lier this week.

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