Senior Management Team
Team Ngā Hau e Whā
ESOL Specialist / Room 12 Release Teacher
Kia ora Koutou. I’ve taught for about 20 years in New Zealand, Japan and Indonesia. I mainly teach English as a Second language and work across the school at EBIS. I’ve taught as a specialist English language teacher for the last 15 years in New Zealand, Japan and Indonesia. I have a passion for bilingual education and have brought my two children up speaking both English and Indonesian. I love teaching at EBIS as it’s a really fun team to work and our students have an incredible amount of ideas and initiative. Outside of school I love spending time with my children, taking a stroll in the bush, writing and travelling.
International Student Liaison
Kia ora koutou. Salamu alaikum. I have many years’ experience teaching in New Zealand and overseas. I joined the EBIS team in 2018 to support the International Student and ESOL programmes. I have a keen interest in the transition from primary to secondary school, as the impact of change in the lives of intermediate age students makes them an engaging group to work with. I enjoy their energy and inquiring minds. My background includes working in a non-English speaking education system overseas and as a foundation staff member in two schools in Auckland. In my spare time, I enjoy oil-painting, exploring Wellington’s many walkways and spending time with my family.
MEdMgt, PGDipTchg, BA(Psych), CELTA
Kia ora koutou, I began my professional life as a primary school teacher, teaching in two Wellington Schools. Two and a half years ago I left my teaching work and pursued a career in counselling. I am passionate about providing a non-judgemental space for young people to be able to speak about challenging and important things that are happening in their lives. I love my work and am very thankful to be a part of the EBIS team. I also love being an Aunty and spending time with my friends and family.
Hi I’m Reuben, and I am a youth worker at EBIS this year. When people ask what being a Youth Worker in a school looks like, I find the easiest and most accurate answer to be “we are here to build relationship with staff and students, while also doing what we can to make the life of the school slightly easier”. Aside from Youth Work my other passions include Architecture, Design, Music and Creativity in most forms. I live a balanced life of work and play, and as a Youth Worker, I see my work and play overlapping. I am confident, optimistic and motivated, yet also teachable and eager to learn as much as I can in all fields. One of my recent ventures that I am proud of was being part of the team that did the Oxfam 100km walk in Whakatane.
Kia ora koutou, my name is Army (Amandine) and I am one of the youth workers at EBIS this year. I have always loved interacting with a variety of different youth and so at this school, my job as a youth worker is to help build relationships and connect with both the students and staff. Besides my youth working, my other passions include Photography, Art, Sports and Fashion. In my spare time, I love exploring Wellington / going on hikes as I recently just walked the Orongoronga Track, going to Rugby games with friends and spending quality time with my family. I am a bubbly and outgoing person who is always eager to learn new things.
My name is Fern and I've been a teacher aide at EBIS since 2017.
Although I previously trained in early childhood, after having 3 children of my own, I decided I would rather work with older children. I have a passion for growing confident learners and empowering children. Particularly those with special learning needs.I also have qualifications in small business and project management and will be putting these to use in the near future.
I came to live in New Zealand in 2016 but had visited many times before as my daughter has lived in Wellington for 17 years and her sister in Australia for the same amount of time. I was thrilled to have the chance of part time work as a Teacher Aide at EBIS and love the ethos of the school, the commitment of the teaching team and how all pupils are valued for their individual talents.
I worked as a Teaching Assistant in a UK school when my children were still at school but progressed on to train in Early years Care which I also taught in a vocational college. I finally qualified as a Social Worker in my early 50s…but am still learning!
Away from EBIS I look after my 2 little grandchildren and have a passion for all creative arts.
I enjoy working with children here at EBIS to encourage their confidence and learning. When I am not at EBIS I work as a Landscape Designer and Artist. I belong to the Brooklyn Food Group, a community garden group here in Wellington. I am a keen swimmer and like checking out the new cafes in Wellington.
My name's Yayné and I've always had a passion for working with children of all ages and ranges, which has brought me to working as a Teacher Aide. It is my second year here at E.B.I.S and I love that every day is different and brings new challenges. I have a big background in music and singing, with a Degree in Performing Arts.Looking to the future I would love to be helping children that are most in need and at-risk, with the hope of being able to fuse my passions of working with children and the performing arts to heal and inspire.
Kia ora katou. I am a recent addition to the EBIS teacher aide team, having started in May 2019. This is my first teacher aide role - before that I worked for about ten years in the transport sector and have volunteered in several community organisations. I love working with young people and am really looking forward to supporting both the staff and students at EBIS. Outside of school, I enjoy keeping fit and exploring new parts of Wellington with friends and family.