Timatanga Team (NE/Yr 1)
Team Leader - Teacher Room 1
Kia ora koutou.
I am Mrs Lanah Gibbes.
I am an experienced teacher who has been teaching for 25+ years.
I am excited to rejoin the TAPS teaching community after having taught here for 10 years (over 12 years ago!).
I enjoy supporting and preparing children the best I can for happy school adventures and I am always amazed to see how quickly children can settle into school life and routines.
I am passionate about eye catching classroom environments and I get professional satisfaction from creating rich language experiences for the children.
I also relish using various forms of technology as effective classroom tools.
I am a mum to 2 gorgeous girls (Ashley-Jayne and Brylee-Ella) and I am married to Chris who is a very busy Super Rugby coach with the Hurricanes.
We value our family and friends and we like to enjoy everything that life has to offer.
Ngā mihi nui
Teacher Room 2
BSc, MA, Diploma Teaching - Primary
I am Nicola Edwards. I love teaching the new entrant children, and I am proud to be in Ruma Kakariki this year, in my sixth year of teaching here at TAPS, after I completed the Post Graduate Diploma of Teaching at the University of Waikato.
I am really proud and inspired by the progress, the development and the learning journey that occurs at this age level. It is a privilege to be a part of such a precious time with the children and families within Timatanga, and to be amongst and working alongside such a strong team of inspiring teachers.
My own two children are both TAPS students; Jasper is currently in Year 4, whilst Thomasina has just ventured to TAI this year.
From way back in a former life, I have a background in Archaeological Conservation and material sciences. I have a passion for travel and exploration which is also combined with a love creating works of art in kiln formed glass.
My family and I have a love of spending time at the beach and outdoors. Coming from the north east of England, I must say I favour this climate and the opportunities that abound!
Teacher Room 4
Teacher Room 3