Room 5 Class of 2020
Trisha Careswell, Glenn Heather, Mallory Williamson
Nau mai haere mai welcome to the Room Five page.
This term we are lucky to have three experienced teachers in our class. Mrs Trisha Careswell is our main teacher, Mr Glenn Heather comes in for two morning blocks, and Mrs Mallory Williamson teaches Thursday and Friday.
We teachers call ourselves the ‘Power of Three, and spend a lot of time talking about 'our' students so we are all on the same page. We have a lovely group of learners with us on this journey, led ably by our Student Councillors Kobe Brogden and Shakaia Tantrum and our
Ohawe Whanau Leaders Harmony Ashby and Riley Webster.
Room 5 has a pretty even mix of boys, girls, Year 7 and Year 8. We are very pleased with the way our class has settled in and gotten on with their learning, the way our Year 8 students have stepped up to be role models for their new peers, and how our Year 7 students have dived in and given everything a go! We place our leaf on the kauri tree each morning to show we are here and ready for learning and try to remain up in the canopy all day. If we slip a little, as we all can, we sort ourselves out and make the most of the fresh start. Every day is a new beginning!
We look forward to meeting and getting to know our student’s whanau and remind you if you have any concerns or questions please make contact - a problem shared is a problem halved - and resolved! Our class motto for this year is 'If you think you can - you are right! If you think you can't - you are right!’
'E waka eke noa - we are all in this togethe'
We as teachers are learning along with our students every day.
Nga mihi nui ki a koutou
Trisha, Mallory and Glenn