My name is Sara Ripia and I teach Year 3 in Room 12. I completed my teaching qualifications in early childhood and primary teaching at Waikato University. I started my teaching career at TAPS in 2007 and took a break to have children and do some part time teaching at different schools in the Waipa area. I am married to Daniel and together we have 3 children, Alexis who is in her first year at Intermediate and Taniora and Ariana who are at TAPS in Teams 3 and 4. I particularly love working with children who have difficulties with their learning and seeing the pride they have when they experience success. In my free time I enjoy reading, cooking, spending time with my family in our second home of Raglan, and having a laugh with friends.