I arrived at Cornwall Park School in 2008 to teach in a Year 2 class after being on maternity leave with my eldest daughter Renee, who is now in Year 6. I taught for 3 years at this level and then had a year off enjoying time with my second daughter Maria, who is now in Year 2. I was fortunate enough to return to CPDS to teach in a shared teaching role in Year 1. I am now working with Hannah Wynne in a seamless partnership. Hannah and I both enjoy seeing the children grow immensely both academically and socially throughout the year with the guidance of our schools dispositions and often reflect back on how far they have come to leave the Year 1 team ready for Year 2 . I also enjoy looking back on all the opportunities my own children have been exposed to like the school production, kapa haka, choir, swimming, and realise how fortunate they are, as not all schools offer these. I am lucky to have a supportive husband John, who helps juggle our busy lives within and outside of school. Our family can be found most weekends near a beach either swimming, surfing or paddle boarding.