Bethan Parry

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I have always enjoyed working with children and I spent time working at summer camps both at home and abroad during my time at University. I began my teaching career in the UK, working in Year 2, before seeking new adventures, experiences and challenges by coming to New Zealand. It is a country my partner and I both loved whilst backpacking six years ago and we vowed to return! I love the outdoor lifestyle here: hiking, camping, running and skiing are activities I particularly enjoy.

I worked for 20 months at City Impact Early Education Centre in Queenstown as an Early Education teacher and then Preschool Team Leader. I feel very privileged to have worked with great teachers and mentors; I learnt a lot about play-based learning, flexible teaching spaces and the importace of a skills-rich curriculum. I hope to combine the experiences I have had teaching at a primary and early years level at Shotover Primary and I am really excited to join the team!