My name is Joanne Curd. I have had the privilege of working at Otumoetai Primary school for 15 years. I love helping and supporting the children in class. It gives me a huge sense of fulfilment watching the children grow in both their knowledge and confidence.
I have been a teacher aide for 8 years. During this time, I have trained in Seasons for Growth and We Thinkers as well as many other programmes. I was also the International ESOL teacher aide at my previous school. I was lucky enough to be in a position to accept a role at Ōtūmoetai Primary School in term 4 of 2021 and have been able to put these skills to good use already.
I am currently in Weka team and I have the privilege of a bit of domestic ESOL across other teams as well. I have a strong interest in catering to the emotional as well as academic and cultural needs of children and I believe the diversity of ethnicities at Ōtūmoetai Primary encourages a sense of belonging for all students. When I am not at work I am busy with my two teenage sons playing uber, tutor, cook and sometimes coach mum!
Behaviour Support Worker
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This is my third year at Ōtūmoetai Primary School. I enjoy my role as Behaviour Support Worker and am grateful for the opportunity to be able to engage with and support the children on their learning journeys. Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with whānau and friends, keeping fit and playing most sports. I am currently a member of the Bay of Plenty Rugby Academy.
My name is Jordan Grogan. I have been working in the office area saving teachers' time by laminating, photocopying, shelving reading resources and many other small jobs. I have been at the school for five years and really enjoy my many jobs.