Team Leader / Teacher Room 12
Kia ora Koutou,
I feel privileged to teach at Silverdale Normal School which has such a supportive community. I enjoy creating opportunities for children to engage in hands on project based learning. Developing perseverance, resilience trust and respect through outdoor education experiences is another passion of mine.
My wife and I have 3 daughters Eliana who is 6 years old and loves gymnastic, Lucia who is 4 and loves dance and little miss 2 year old Sienna who is mischievous and loves to run. My wife Stacey loves sports especially netball and the outdoors. I like sports too and enjoy rugby, kayaking, fishing and volleyball. I also enjoy gardening, building things, the beach, fishing, exploring new places, helping on the farm and spending time with my family. As a teacher I really enjoy getting to know each and everyone of my students and learning from them. My goal for this year is to learn to play the guitar so if you know how to, I would appreciate any help!
Teacher Room 13
Hi, I'm Judy Paterson and I am one of the Year 5 / 6 teachers at Silverdale Normal School. I have been teaching for the past 10 years and am continually learning new and improved strategies. I love extending myself and the challenges a teaching role offers. I am married to an amazing guy called Trent and have 3 wonderful children of whom we are actively involved with in their sports and life choices. We live on a dairy farm in Karapiro, which keeps us all busy and offers a diverse opportunity in my life. The door is always open in Room 13 and welcomes parents and caregivers the opportunity to see what the students are learning.
Teacher Room 11
Teacher Room 14