This has kept me driven in the classroom since 1998. I am enthusiastic about guiding the creative writing club, supporting the debating club and managing the ‘food glorious food’ group, and have a lot of fun with these students. Orewa College Uniforms online ordering, supplied by Uniform Group. I have recently moved from Christchurch where I have previously taught Digital Technology and Electrons. Middle School gives students the opportunity to try new things, and I see that encouraging them to push themselves into different activities as a major part of my job. I am an enthusiastic teacher with a background in music, performing arts, language, and supporting students with dyslexia, ASD and other learning differences. I am a media studies and English teacher. My name is Dean Preston-Thomas – students generally call me Mr P-T. Orewa College is the only school I have taught in and I have been here for over 17 years. I am a School Leader in our Community of Learning and a professional learning group leader. Our house programme is strong in this school and it enables students to display skills and team work in a number of areas. I’ve have previously taught in East Auckland, and now I am now enjoying the challenge of Orewa College on the Coast. I have experience working at Westlake Girls’ High School and Pakuranga College. I believe the only way to enable a teaching/learning environment to be successful is to build solid, trusting relationships with students. I have recently arrived in Auckland from Canada and am an active performer and artist. I also assist teachers of our identified priority learners. - Descartes. Has âplug n goâ sound system, heating & whiteboard available. Squash Auckland: After a delayed start, the 2020 College Sport Auckland Squash Season is finally set to get play underway today. Kia ora, Welcome to Orewa College, We are proud of our school and what it contributes to our community. I teach Japanese and I have taught in Japan, Australia and New Zealand. I am Assistant HOD of the English Department. Currently I am a lead teacher in the Orewa Kāhui Ako: Community of Learning. I have been a part of Orewa College for over 30 years now, and enjoy being part of the local community, including the Orewa surf club and Silverdale Rugby club. I currently share my love of film and other cultures with senior students through our OC International Film Club. Over the past 25 years I have taught in Africa, the Middle East and now recently in New Zealand and also done a 10 year stint in commerce. I also have extensive work history in the clothing industry working for Bendon Industries, Warehouse Clothing, Quiksilver and Uniform Group. “ Why is mathematics so important? I am a teacher in the English faculty. I am creative contributing in school productions. I have been teaching for 12 years. I have been teaching for 7 years and this is my 5th year being part of this wonderful school community. I started teaching after spending 15 years in industry as an accountant. - Descartes. I also manage the Orewa College Surf Academy. I am very committed to my students feeling safe and to celebrate their uniqueness. I love teaching and being involved in our young people’s lives, developing the ‘whole person’ is a cornerstone to my teaching practice. I teach Mathematics from years 9 to 13, with a real love of Calculus and Algebra. I feel privileged to be part of a strong pastoral team committed to supporting student well-being at Orewa College. “I touch the future. After teaching for many years in both Montessori Education and public school settings I developed a strong interest and concern for the social and emotional needs of rangatahi. FEATURES: Five-year-old, four-bedroom Lockwood home in stunning cliff-side setting. I have a special interest in Special, Olympics at the College and each year the squad is bigger and stronger. I have been teaching in New Zealand for over eight years and I have been at Orewa College for over six. I am passionate about helping students realise they can achieve what they doubt is possible. INFORMATION REGARDING SUBJECT SELECTION: Subjects offered with descriptions are available on Orewa College website (www.orewacollege.nz). My previous counselling experience has been at Youthline as well as in secondary, intermediate and primary schools. 5:11. Both these groups allow me to involve myself into the school and wider community. My name is Craig Ashton and I teach in the Health and Physical Education Department. My previous school was Marist College in Mt Albert and I taught there for 12 years. My teaching experience is in the middle school (Year 7 - 10). I have been teaching for many years, in Palmerston North, the North Shore, the Middle East and most recently at Orewa College. Both in our department and across the school we see daily, examples of great courage, resilience, compassion and the warmly extended support of others as our students demonstrate these skills. As well as a Visual Art teacher, I am also the Batten House leader. It is the largest venue between Takapuna and Kerikeri. I immigrated to New Zealand in 2003 with my family and have lived in Auckland for over 15 years. I like to inspire students across all subject areas, but have a passion for writing and helping to motivate students (especially boys) to write. I have just started teaching at Orewa College in 2019 after studying finance and mathematics. Orewa College is a secondary (years 7 â¦ I believe in empowering young people by helping them tap into their inner resources as well as supporting them to reach out to their support systems. I enjoy teaching at OrewaCollege as the students are friendly and open to different ways of learnin, I am heavily involved in sport, and really enjoy students excelling in their chosen sport. I teach Y9-11 Science and senior Chemistry. My subject areas include English and Media Studies. Mr Webb enjoys playing squash. Over the past 25 years I have taught in Africa, the Middle East and now recently in New Zealand and also done a. I also manage the Orewa College Surf Academy. Nobody is good at everything but everyone is good at something! We have fun in JHN. My name is Althea White and I have been at Orewa College for over 15 years where I have taught English and media studies. I have taught at Glenfield College and at Whangaparaoa College. I like to think students enjoy being in my class as I try and make maths fun and interesting. I have two major roles in the school. My name is Trevor Rubens and I teach Year 7. I am the Dean of Year 7. I teach Years 9 to 11 Maths, as well as being head of McLaren House. We teachers encourage, guide, influence, mentor instruct, praise and occasionally inspire. I have been teaching since I emigrated here with my family from London. My teaching experience is in the middle school (Year 7 - 10). I believe that building relationships and creating a team environment is key to preparing my students for success. I am also director of the House system. I have been teaching for over 30 years and absolutely love working with students to develop their hands on skills in the area of food. My subject areas include English and Media Studies. I have been teaching at Orewa College for over 20 years. I have taught for 28 years at Primary, Intermediate, Secondary and Tertiary levels. I am inspired by the hope, strength and resilience students bring into the counselling room. For me it was netball. I teach Geography and Social Studies. I enjoy helping students achieve more than they thought they could and watching them grow. English and Media help our students to see the world through different eyes. We provide real life experiences to our students who form their own business and make products to earn profits. It is about ensuring the students have the much needed skills required to be successful in life. The best thing about being an English teacher is discussing the big questions! In maths we think outside the cube, looking at several ways to solve any particular problem. The students and staff of Orewa College, north of Auckland, gathered today to show support for the victims and families affected by the two Christchurch mosque attacks on Friday. This is a strong message I want to pass on to my students, empowering them with the confidence to seek adventure and build life skills essential for all aspects of life after school. I really enjoy the creativity and problem solving involved with the Technology subjects. I teach Year 7 and I have been teaching at Orewa College since 2011. I aim to build strong relationships with students and get to know what their interests are. I have been teaching for many years, in Palmerston North, the North Shore, the Middle East and most recently at Orewa College. I have taught all year levels from 1-8 and have also spent a number of years teaching abroad. I also like to be practical with the way I teach and enjoy hands on learning, whether it be pulling apart an engine, or physically building or creating something. I love having deep. I have been teaching Technology for 10 years since 2010. Incorporates a separate dance studio. I have been teaching since 2005 with experience in Geography and Electronics Technology as well as Science and Biology. I have worked all throughout the school, teaching a variety of year levels. I have been teaching for over 5 years and love the opportunity to teach not only Science. I organise the school’s Asian club in which we enable students to experience Asian culture via dance, games, movies and other activities. I have taught across all ages of Primary for over 20 years and have also had experience in leadership roles over the course of my career. Fire crew were called to Orewa College this afternoon after a fire started in a saw dust extraction unit. I’ve have previously taught in East Auckland, and now I am now enjoying the challenge of Orewa College on the Coast. In media studies we enjoy film making and studying how media shapes our world. I enjoy being part of the Orewa College community, teaching science and also being involved with netball, squash and touch rugby. I teach Year 7 and I have been teaching in New Zealand for over eight years and I have been at Orewa College since 2012. I have a love for theatre, film, cricket and I'm also the Bus Controller for Orewa College. I teach Year 9 Financial Literacy, Year 10 Business Enterprise, NCEA Level 1 Economics, Level 2 and 3 Business Studies. Encouraging and supporting students in their learning and development as good people, is very important to me. I have been involved with skills training for 7 years in South Africa where I ran a maintenance workshop at a technical/occupational school. I teach mathematics to Year 9, 10 and 11 students at Orewa College. I love my job due to a number of reasons. Before teaching I was a fireman in the NZ Airforce, I then travelled for 5 years and finally I trained as a ‘mature’ student at Auckland University. I currently teach year 10-13 Social Studies. What is the most important thing in the world? I am Assistant HOD of the English Department. I teach Economics to Years 11 - 13, Business Studies to Year 13 and Financial Literacy to Years 9 and 10. Schools have been sent a â¦ He aha te mea nui o te ao. In my teaching, I encourage my students to make the ordinary, extraordinary, and to take risks in order to solve a problem. I started at Orewa College in 2005 and am proud of the Year 7 and 8 programme we have developed – blending high-interest topics and student choice, high quality resources and drawing on the importance of positive relationships between students, teachers and parents. Kia Ora, I am teacher in charge of Classical Studies and I am the Specialist Classroom Teacher for Orewa College. I teach Health and Physical Education. Perfect for a day trip or a long weekend escape, the beauty of heading to Orewa Beach is the short journey it takes to get there. I have been teaching at Orewa College since 2001. I am a Mathematics and Statistics teacher. Over this time, I’ve specialised in working with youth and children, picking up additional roles in Youth-work, Mentoring and the Youth Justice System. My favourite subject is Geography, more so, physical geography. I enjoy spending time with my family. Orewa College and various other schools in Auckland region. I am the teacher in charge of football at Orewa College and I would like to build a strong football culture at Orewa, with the help of staff, students and parents. I am definitely in my 'happy place' in Year 8. Orewa College *TABLOID SPORTS DAY 2018* - Duration: 5:11. I am the Dean of Year 7. We also learn about internal and external factors affecting large and global businesses in New Zealand. I like to get the local community involved in some of the projects we do so that the students have an authentic and real life issue to work with. I teach in the Business department. I feel privileged to be part of the Orewa College staff and am a Year 7 teacher. I’m a graphic designer who teaches Visual Art to Year 9 to 11 and specialises in teaching Art Design to Year 12 and 13. Prior to completing my teaching diploma at AUT, I worked at Westlake Girls as a Food Technician. Orewa College Orewa College Media Squad. The Orewa College student had no known underlying medical problems that could have caused his death, his mother said. (I think; therefore I am.) I am a Year 9 - 13 English teacher and I have been teaching for over 27 years. I'm excited to be stepping foot into the Hard Materials subject area. I am in the Technology department teaching things like programming and web design. He is also the Year 13 Dean, TIC of Statistics and TIC of Squash at OC. The Main Auditorium has a permanent raised stage of 58sq metres(13.9 metres wide x 4.17 metres deep) and a flat floor space of 240sq metres (16.3 metres long x 14.7 metres wide). 32 boys teams and 20 girls teams descended on the Devoy Squash & Fitness Centre for the annual event from 2-4 August, with plenty of representation from Auckland schools making the trip across to the Bay of Plenty. I currently teach Mathematics and Statistics from Year 9 through to Year 13. Building positive relationships with these students and their families has always been my goal. I had the pleasure of being the coach of Team Y7/2 and we had some good successes. I have been teaching since 2003, after working in the Science research sector for about 20 years. Prior to that I have been working at intermediate schools in both West Auckland and on the North Shore. These can be via Daily Student Notices or on the School App. I also love spending time with my family. I am also the TIC of Touch Rugby in school. Troublesome kid at home? My specialist teaching subjects are Chemistry and Biology. Drama is my joy. I currently teach Mathematics and Statistics from Year 9 through to Year 13. I enjoy getting outdoors and being in the beautiful environment that we have on the Coast. For this reason, as well as many others, counselling is invaluable for young people. Since being in New Zealand I have been TIC Hard Technology in a very large college, and have helped in developing the current Carpentry courses at Orewa College. Subject selection is done on arrival. I help with the front of house for the school productions throughout the year. SCHOOL ZONES: Orewa North School, Orewa College. I love the challenges that come with working with such vibrant and engaging teenagers and as part of the local community. I teach English to Years 9 to 13. I am a Year 7 homeroom teacher and also Head of the Year 7 Department. I teach Health and Physical Education to Year 9 - 13. When I am not at school you would probably find me bobbing in the sea around Whangaparaoa Peninsula in my fishing kayak or working in my garde. Kia Ora, I’m Carol Weaver, and I work in the Careers Department as Teacher in Charge of Maori and Pasifika and Teacher in Charge of Work Experience. My name is Maya Foster. I have been teaching since 2005 with experience in Geography and Electronics Technology as well as Science and Biology. I enjoy organising different culture events. When I applied for the job, I was asked what co-curricular activity I like to take part in. Kia ora / hello. I'm Becky Hilliar and I have been teaching for Dance for 16years, I am responsible for the 9-13 programme at school. Gus Shirley, of Richmond's Waimea College, joined Adam Wilson of Orewa College as inaugural winners of the Outstanding Physical Education Teacher Award. This includes a large science and technology building, an outstanding performing arts centre. I am a year 8 teacher and have been teaching at Orewa College for over 5 years. Kia ora, Ko Caroline Dunn ahau. I love my subject as it allows students to have the opportunity to share their skills with friends and family and gives them life long knowledge. I have a passion for guiding students into both Vocational and Tertiary pathways through my subject area. I enjoy getting to know each of my students, their personalities and learning styles. I enjoy seeing students’ confidence grow and it is the greatest reward in teaching. I live on a small lifestyle block where we are aiming for self sufficiency. Otumoetai College sport can provide a good quality platform. Students must have appropriate footwear, long socks, black PE shorts and shin pads. I enjoy coaching/managing rugby and recently helped with the Soccer 2nd XI. I love teaching and watching the students progress through their school life. I came out of the industry with experience in the motor vehicle industry and more than ten years as an adult trainer. Outside of school, I coach the NZ Kiwi Ferns Rugby League team as the teams kicking coach. I teach Health and Physical Education to Year 9 - 13. I absolutely love teaching, getting to know my students, getting creative in the classroom and working alongside my students for the best outcome for their projects. I have coached Basketball and Debating and am involved in Sound and Lighting at Orewa College. Craig Ashton, Orewa College Year 7 and 8 Sports Coordinator, has been busy creating a series of online videos of interviews with sporting stars and coaches such as Joseph Parker, Anton Lienert Brown and Alex Mcleod-Smith, filling the void of sport with stories, advice and experiences from the athletes for our students and parents/caregivers to view. I teach Hospitality and Food Technology. I have been in the Counselling role since 2014 working all around the Northshore and Northland. I have been fortunate to work in this incredible region and Orewa College since 2013 when I arrived fresh from a 4 year teaching degree at Canterbury University. 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