Natasha Forrest

Gosh, I just love my job. The community is that of beauty and the support is magnificent. This makes my job that more satisfying. I have been teaching for over a decade and even though my experience has been intermediate level, I just love teaching the senior years here at Wairakei Primary School. I have a passion for facilitating and learning in the Modern Learning Environment and using e-Learning tools to support my classroom programme. I encourage my students to take risks and I support mistakes as they are often the best learning moments.

My vision is to develop self-managed, independent learners so they all leave us and take the skills they have developed into their next learning journey. I have an amazing husband and I’m a mother of two wonderful children, Shaun and Danielle. I enjoy everything about sports and play and participate in many sporting events and teams. I have competed in team events such as The Spirited Women's Adventure Race, Spring Challenge, Netball and individual events. I love running - so half marathon's are always on my radar. I love that feeling you get after a good work out. This feeling is something I try and offer the students I work with; hard work and determination. My aspirations are to experience new things and challenge myself in a way that gives me a sense of pride. I believe being a role model to my own children as well as the students I teach demonstrates that I learn, challenge, and achieve just like they do every day.

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Natasha Forrest