DUCKS Class Teacher
Rosie is from a small, rural region in the lower North Island in New Zealand where she grew up on a sheep and beef farm with her 2 parents and 3 older brothers. After completing 5 years at boarding school in the North Island, she moved to Christchurch in the South Island. Rosie studied for three years at the College of Education, University of Canterbury in Christchurch graduating with a Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (Primary). On graduating, she went to teach in the lower North Island where she taught at a large town school and a small, rural school.
Rosie has taught a range of age groups in the primary sector, but particularly enjoys the Key Stage 1 learners. Her experiences across the school have given her a sound understanding of the learning process and allows her to adapt her programmes to suit the needs of each individual learner.
After her time teaching in New Zealand, Rosie has decided to teach abroad to develop herself personally and professionally. She sees herself as a life-long learner and is always looking for ways to develop her teaching. Rosie believes creating a safe learning environment where students can take supported risks and building a strong rapport with students and family is vital for quality learning to take place. She takes pride in creating authentic learning experiences and enhancing the childrenâs skills to become independent learners.
Rosie has a real love of art, music and sport which she is looking forward to sharing with the DUCKS students at Dulwich College. In New Zealand, she has played competitive field hockey and cricket in her region and has coached and managed a number of sports teams such as hockey, basketball and cricket. Rosie plays the ukulele, the guitar and loves to sing. She also has an interest in photography, reading and travel.