Senior Class Teacher
Tom is a fresh face in the Broad Bay community. He completed his studies at the University of Otago in 2019 with a Masters of Teaching and Learning. This year’s pandemic kept Tom in the region, starting his teaching journey relieving at a number of Dunedin schools before finding his way to Broad Bay. Tom is set to teach in Room 1 for Term 4, 2020. He believes relationships are the cornerstone to a child’s schooling experience, whether it be with their peers, parents and/or teacher. Naturally, children are motivated by social connections, to be involved, and unconsciously they are learning from others’ mistakes and successes. Tom sees it as his job to nurture the appropriate learning environment that sparks those social connections between students, parents and himself. Once a connection is made, students feel safe to express their individuality and develop as lifelong learners.