Introducing our fantastic new Kindy Koala's teacher, Mrs Webber!
'One of the many things I love witnessing is how much students grow when they are in an environment that nurtures and challenges them. As a teacher I often use the phrase “In this classroom we do hard things” to help students know that there will be challenges in learning and in life, but they are not alone because we do the hard things together. The first year of formal schooling is integral as it begins to set up their attitude for learning. I am passionate about ensuring that students see learning as an adventure they get to choose to be apart of. In any year level, the ‘ah hah!’ moments are pretty special too. The real joy of teaching happens when a student grasps that concept they have been wrestling with, or they discover a new skill they never knew they had.' - Mrs Webber.
We invite you to read the below profile on her career and teaching approach.
Name: Mrs Webber
Year group: Kindergarten Koalas
Career background: I started my teaching journey in QLD, teaching Year 5 and then Year 1 the year after. Since then, my husband and I have been moving around NSW due to his work as a Paramedic and I have had the absolute joy and privilege of teaching casually in many schools on the Northern Rivers and in Sydney. This has meant that my exposure to many different teaching styles has been wide and deep. I have loved every moment of this season!
My teaching approach/style: My teaching has always sprung from the desire to create a space where students enjoy being, feel like they belong and are challenged to reach their individual learning goals. I believe in teaching holistically, making space (literally and figuratively) to cater for the physical, social, emotional and educational needs of each student and family that is apart of the class community.
I love: Summerland has that ‘light on a hill’ attitude. I love that we are Christ-centred, child focused and rooted in the Living Word. This really sets Summerland apart in the Northern Rivers and it is an honour to be apart of a school seeking to grow, love and invest in each family that is connected to the Summerland community.
For fun...Fave Quote: “To be loved but not known is comforting but superficial. To be known and not loved is our greatest fear. But to be fully known and truly loved is, well, a lot like being loved by God. It is what we need more than anything. It liberates us from pretense, humbles us out of our self-righteousness, and fortifies us for any difficulty life can throw at us.” ― Timothy Keller