Towards the end of Term 3, the Board and Leadership Team worked through a couple of staffing appointments. Please see Blurbs from our new staff below. Congratulations to Chloe Barton who was appointed during this process on a permanent basis.
My name is Alisha DeCourcy, I am currently living in Cromwell and am in my first year of teaching. I am no stranger to Wakari School. I was a Teacher Aide here in 2014 – this was the job that made me realise I wanted to be a teacher. I was also at Wakari for my 3rd-year teacher training last year. In my time outside of teaching, I love spending time with my partner, family and friends. I also have a big passion for singing and performing in musicals. I am really looking forward to being a part of the amazing Wakari community again next year.
My name is Lucy Newton and I currently live in Wellington and have been here for the past four years. I moved here from Dunedin for my first teaching job straight out of Uni. During this time I have been teaching in a school that has made my love of teaching and children grow even more than when I started. I love to cook, spend time with my friends and family and also keep myself fit and healthy by exploring nature and the outdoors. My partner Will and I are really looking forward to the big move to the South Island and being closer to family. I have heard many great things about Wakari School and look forward to being a part of the community.
Both Alisha and Lucy will travel to Dunedin to join their respective teaching teams this term when Syndicates are released to look at planning for 2019.