Silverdale Normal School

(07) 856 7604 62 Silverdale Rd, Silverdale, Hamilton 3216
Making a Positive Difference

Junior Team

Louise Morgan
Role

Teacher Room 6/7

Email

louisem@silverdale.school.nz

General Information

Hi, I'm Louise Morgan and I am teaching in Room 6/7.  Teaching New Entrants is my passion and I believe that to learn we need to be happy and relaxed so we remember what we have learnt. I previously taught at Frankton School for five years in the New Entrant team. Before that I taught in Early Childhood Education which has helped me understand how important transition to primary school is.
I look forward to meeting you!

Teri Meling
Role

Teacher Room 1

Email

terim@silverdale.school.nz

General Information

My name is Teri Meling and I have been teaching juniors for the last six years. I love seeing young minds grow and develop in curiosity. I like to encourage children to become more independent in their journey throughout their time in class with me.
I am passionate about using Sign Language as a means of communication and love incorporating this into the classroom.
Recently, I visited Singapore with the Asia New Zealand Foundation and as a result, the students of Room 1 are developing a relationship with a classroom from Welling Primary School in Singapore.
I look forward to working alongside your children.

Jessica McMillan
Role

Teacher Room 2

Email

jessicam@silverdale.school.nz

General Information

Hello my name is Jessica McMillan and I am the classroom teacher in Room 2. I have been teaching for 10 years and love being part of our Silverdale children's learning journey.  I like to give children a wide variety of opportunities to share their learning and enjoy using art and dance as part of my learning activities.  Room 2 welcomes parents, whanau, friends and our community to take part and participate in helping our students grow.  I run a lunchtime art class weekly and enjoy sharing skills I obtained during my studies of Fine Arts.

Sandra Edwards
Role

Teacher Room 3

Email

sandrae@silverdale.school.nz

General Information

Hi my name is Sandra Edwards and I am passionate about education and believe that learning is a life long journey. I am very much looking forward to playing an active role in your child's journey. 
I am married with a grown up son and daughter and two adorable granddaughters. I have a keen interest in travelling the globe, 
experiencing different cultures, traditions, architecture and cuisines. When not working I enjoy kicking back reading a good book, listening to music or advising my husband on how he should be doing the gardens!

Sharron Kavanagh
Role

Teacher Room 4

Email

sharronk@silverdale.school.nz

General Information

My name is Sharron Kavanagh and I am experienced teacher who has taught in both junior and senior classes. I enjoy the challenges in responding to changes in teaching and learning. This year, I am teaching in Room 4 and look forward to getting to know the children and being part of their learning journey.
I am married to John and have four children and two grandchildren and enjoy being part of their lives. In my spare time, I love reading, doing crosswords and jigsaws, walking and catching up with friends.

Sarah Vassella
Role

Teacher Room 17

Email

sarahv@silverdale.school.nz

General Information

Hi I'm Sarah Vassella and I'm a Year 2 / 3 teacher here at Silverdale Normal. I have been teaching in the Waikato for 8 years and teaching juniors is where I feel I fit best. I live in Cambridge with my husband who is also a teacher. We usually spend our weekends in sunny cafes, with friends and family or following our interests. We have travelled together through Canada and America, Europe and and some of our neighbouring islands but NZ will always be home.

Tim Lind
Role

Teacher Room 16

Email

timl@silverdale.school.nz

General Information

This year (2018) is my first year as a teacher! I used to work for an educational book publisher, but now I get to see teaching and learning happen in person. I am passionate about holistic learning, making sure our class is a place where we all belong and learn from each other, and fostering critical thinkers.

I am from Hamilton, but have lived in Scotland, where I met my partner. We have a marvelous son called Michael, who was born this year. I love reading books, playing music, board games, and going for runs with my dog.

Alison Trenwith
Role

Teacher Room 8

Email

alisont@silverdale.school.nz