Te Awamutu Primary School - Kia Kaha - Be Strong

Tauihi Team (Yr 3/4)

Michael Macdonald
Role

Teacher - Room 11

Email

michaelm@taps.school.nz

Qualification

Bachelor of Sport and Recreation, Graduate Diploma in Teaching

General Information

Kiaora! This year I am teaching in Room 11 as part team Tauihi. I look forward to working together with students and staff at TAPS.

I have a passion for sport and the outdoors and enjoy regularly getting out on the rugby field, golf course, and local trails.

Sara Ripia
Role

Room 12

Email

sarar@taps.school.nz

Qualification

Teacher

Erin Westgate
Role

Teacher Room 13 - shared with Davina

Jane Ellis
Role

Teacher - Room 14

Email

janee@taps.school.nz

Qualification

Dip Tchng, B Ed

General Information

Hi
I have been teaching at TAPS for 8 years and am excited to be part of Tauihi Team again this year. I especially enjoy teaching Literacy, Inquiry and Art and helping learners to reach their full potential.

I am looking forward to working in Room 14 with Year 3 and 4 children.

Michelle Galbraith
Role

Teacher - Room 15

Email

michelleg@taps.school.nz

Qualification

Bachelor of Teaching (Primary); Postgraduate Certificate in Digital and Collaborative Learning

General Information

Hi, I am Michelle. I teach year 3-4 in Room 15. This is my fourth year teaching at TAPS. When I'm not teaching, I am playing golf, helping junior golfers, spending time outside, and enjoying quality family time. I'm looking forward to a fantastic year of learning!

Wendy James
Role

Teacher - Room 16 - Team Leader

Email

wendyj@taps.school.nz

Qualification

Bachelor of Teaching

General Information

I have been teaching for 17 years and have a Bachelor of Teaching degree. I am in my 12th year at TAPS. I am very fortunate this year to be working in Team Tauihi again with amazing teachers and delightful Year 3/4 students. The students I work with make my teaching career so worthwhile. I am in my second year of working in an Innovative Learning Environment with one other amazing teacher. I believe that we are all ongoing learners and teachers and students alike are on a journey of discovery together especially in the digital world we live in.

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