A time for everything
On Thursday afternoon I was offered a teaching position at St Thomas's School in Kohimarama. And I accepted it! I will have either a Year 7 or a composite Year 7/8 class. They have great support for Beginning Teachers and there will be two other BTs starting next year - one of whom I know a bit from uni. Very exciting!
St Thomas's is Auckland City's first enviroschool - a school that actively supports teaching pupils to think and act sustainably for the future. Cool huh.
For those of you who are wondering how I'll get on at a Catholic school, fear not. It sounds Catholic, but is actually a state school. When it was opened 50 years ago, it couldn't be called Kohimarama School as there was already one of them, so it took the name of the Anglican church down the road.
Also, there may be some of you who are questioning the extra 's' on the end of St Thomas's School. You're thinking, "man, she's a teacher and she doesn't know grammar!". Apparently some great scholar at the University of Auckland said it's grammatically correct that way. Go figure.
So here's to a new phase in my life.. teaching.