I hope you all had a wonderful and thoroughly relaxing summer holiday! I spent the weeks around Christmas and New Year in England with my family. We went ice skating, visited cathedrals and castle ruins, and enjoyed freezing winter weather in front of roaring fires!
My name is Thomas Woodfield and this is my first year at Reremoana School. Previously I’ve taught Year 7 and 8 students, and I’m really excited to get to teach a wonderful class of Year 3 and 4 students!
I was born and raised in Christchurch, and apart from two years in Singapore, I spent my primary and secondary educational years there. I chose to move to Auckland to study classical singing and history of music at the University of Auckland. After finishing my degree, I decided to study teaching.
In my family, my two older sisters are teachers, my mum is a teacher, two of my aunts are teachers, and two of my grandparents are teachers! So it wasn’t a surprise when I decided to follow teaching.
Literacy and The Arts are my particular passions. I believe strongly in providing opportunities for students to develop enthusiasm for learning through encouraging creativity, imagination, and divergent thinking. When I have some spare time, I love to read a good book or relax in front of a movie. I also enjoy watching sport - especially American Football!
If you need to contact me, my email is firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can find me after school in the classroom, apart from Mondays and Tuesdays when we have staff meetings. I’m certain that 2015 is going to be a fantastic year of fun and learning, and I can’t wait to meet you all!
Me and my sister ice skating in London