Te Awamutu Primary School - Kia Kaha - Be Strong

Tauihi Team (Yr 3/4)

Sara Ripia
Role

Room 12

Email

sarar@taps.school.nz

Qualification

Teacher

General Information

Kia ora everyone,
I have been primary teaching since 2007. Before starting out in my teaching career I obtained qualifications in both early childhood and primary education. I am passionate about keeping up to date with the latest proven research on how our children learn best, particularly those who struggle with their learning.
I love seeing the joy on a child's face when they have been successful in learning something.
As a Mum of 3 myself I am super busy, so in my spare time you will usually find me at home or racing around town dropping off and picking up children for different activities. I love Te Awamutu, my heart is definitely in this town, and I feel privileged to be a teacher at TAPS.

Erin Westgate
Role

Teacher Room 13

Email

erinw@taps.school.nz

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 11 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.

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 will be teaching year 3 in Room 15 in 2020. This is my fifth 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 18 years and have a Bachelor of Teaching degree. I am in my 14th year at TAPS. I am very fortunate this year to be working in Team Tauihi again with amazing teachers and delightful Year 4 students. The students I work with make my teaching career so worthwhile. I am in back in a single cell classroom with 26 students. 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.

Hayley Kerrison
Role

Room 11 Teacher

Email

hayleyk@taps.school.nz

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