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!
Year 8 and 9 Business Education; Year 7 and 8 HPE; and Year 8 and 9 Bible.
This is my second year at Northpine.
I always enjoyed working and connecting with young people and I also wanted to be able to serve God by working for the church.
I grew up in Murwillumbah, NSW! (Go the blues!)
I enjoy movies that are based on true events.
I would love to travel forwards to see the big picture and the impact of the decisions we make each day.
My year 2 and 3 teacher, Mr Steve Anderson. He was a great teacher who allowed me to challenge myself academically and built his rapport with us by playing sport every lunchtime.
“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart…” (Colossians 3:23). Put your best efforts into everything.
I teach Year 6.
This is my sixth year at Northpine. I’ve spent three years teaching Year 1 and am now in my third year in Year 6.
This is actually a difficult question to answer! I stumbled into teaching as a ‘gap year’ from another degree I had started, and realized that I loved it while on my final two teaching placements – it was a difficult class but I had an incredible mentor teacher.
Brisbane, but I have also lived in Sydney and Adelaide.
I can’t flip a coin. I have tried a number of times but it’s always a little uncoordinated!
I think I would go forward to when I have long service leave and I would go to Iceland, Poland and Russia. They have fascinated me for many years but I’ve never been able to go.
Hidden Figures. About three incredibly intelligent African-American women who go to work in NASA. The movie explores their challenges and triumphs in a light-hearted, family friendly manner. I loved it.
My dad. He is incredibly generous, thinks logically and calmly, and has been very patient with me. I often call him for advice!
I’ve been very fortunate to travel to many places and I think the most beautiful would have to be on the northern coast of Norway, particularly in the early evening.
To keep working as hard as they can … the success that comes after persistence is so much more rewarding than success that comes without effort!