The Teacher Feature is meant to highlight two of our current teachers. We have an amazingly diverse staff and we encourage you to get to know them!
I teach Prep, the area where we have the most fun!
This is our 4th year at Northpine.
Helping out with teaching in the children’s divisions at our church when I was in my teens gave me the thought that it would be a rewarding career where I could be of service to people.
Pretoria, South Africa
I have a terrible fear of flying and try to avoid it at all costs. I like my feet firmly on the ground.
I would probably like to go back to my childhood days as they were happy times in South Africa with a very loving and caring family.
We recently went to see Hidden Figures, which I loved because it was a feel-good movie where three women overcame racism and prejudice. Being a true story was a bonus as I love reading books about real people’s lives and seeing movies about reality.
My Father, as he was the most gentle, loving and spiritual person who was a great example to me in all aspects.
As I teach in the Infant School, I often tell my students to just ‘Have a go’ and give new things a chance, you never know you might just like it or it may be right!
Study of Religion Year 11 & 12, Biblical Studies Year 10, Communication English Year 12.
Since the middle of 1999.
I guess teaching was in the mix of things when I was a teenager. I also wanted to be involved in Christian media and the two tussled it out for more than 10 years of my adult life. Teaching won.
“Original” is a difficult term—from my mum and dad, hopefully the mind and foresight of God! I was born in Gippsland, (Traralgon) Victoria. I grew from about 4 to 9 years of age around Moe, then lived around Avondale until I finished high school.
I have few surprises. The best thing about me is Jesus. I trained as an English teacher, and actually studied less religion in my Avondale degree than most teachers.
This might seem like a cute response, but I actually love reading the Bible!
That is easy, Jesus! My mum and dad have been pretty special as well.
In love! I think I am still living there!!!
In everything you do acknowledge and include God. I often say, “blame God for everything that happens to you,” that way we can remember he works through the good things and the bad things when we love him. You can’t find a better friend than that!