Hello and konnichi wa!—the Year 5/6 teacher in Room 1. I am excited to be a part of the Wairakei community. I am a Taupo native but lived in Japan for four years before returning to the Great Lake. I studied Japanese at the University of Waikato and then took off for the Land of the Rising Sun, where I was an English teacher in both schools and language centres. Upon my return in 2005, I trained to be teacher at Victoria University (Wellington) and have taught at all levels of primary school since then. I am a keen novice gardener and I live in town with my husband and energetic Doberman.
I am excited to be a part of the Wairakei communityOlivia Graham