I grew up in Gisborne and moved to Auckland to finish school and to complete my first degree. After university I moved to the UK and eventually Australia where I completed my teaching degree. We decided to move back to New Zealand after having lived abroad for over 10 years. I believe that education encompasses more than just the traditional subjects that previous generations are used to. Together, with the community, teachers aim to develop confident, healthy, life long learners that will be able to cope with the constantly changing demands of the future workforce.