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The latest in our series of Q&A career profiles of real people, doing real jobs,is about Laura, who is a childhood programme tutor.
Want to make a difference for communities and families? Perhaps education is a pathway for you.
Taryn Woodham graduated as a teacher more than 12 years ago, but life took her in other directions. It wasn’t until two years ago that she “came a full circle” and began working as a primary school teacher in Christchurch.
Kamo teen Nathan Mitchell has been learning how to speak Mandarin for the last six years.
One thing Chris Shaw loves about working as a Year 5/6 teacher is seeing “that light bulb moment” in his students when everything suddenly makes sense to them.
After 30-odd years working as a librarian, 18 of which she has worked as the library manager at Scots College in Wellington, Sue Esterman is still just as passionate about the job as when she first started.
Within a nine-year period, three of the Strachan women graduated from Unitec with the same degree – a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education. Becca Strachan insists that early childhood teaching runs in their blood, with her mother, sister and herself all in love with their profession.
Hazel MacKenzie loves that every day is different for her because there is never a dull moment when working with children!
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