Introducing Mrs Alvarez our wonderful Year 1A teacher.
Mrs Alvarez has been teaching here part-time and we are pleased that she is now full time at the College!
"I love being a teacher because I still find learning exciting. As a teacher I feel that I am continually learning alongside my students. It is great to see the spark of joy that a student has when they grasp a concept they have been wrestling to understand." -Mrs Alvarez.
We invite you to read her staff profile below, outlining her teaching appoach and career.
Name: Becky Alvarez
Title: Year 1 Teacher
Career background: I have worked in Brisbane, Sydney and Moree schools in various roles. I gained valuable experience first as a casual teacher at Summerland Christian College before teaching Full-Time. While my experience is mainly based at Summerland I feel that I have been able to immerse myself in the culture and ethos of the school which has greatly increased my relationships with the students and their learning.
My teaching approach/style:
I believe that all students love school and learning when they have a positive relationship with their teacher, so my aim is to provide an environment where students feel welcomed, accepted and safe. I focus on knowing my students as individuals and tailoring my teaching based on their specific needs. My goal is to ensure students leave my class with a continued thirst for learning, that they have a resilience to know all learning will involve making mistakes and to use those moments as opportunities for growth.
I love (about Summerland): I love how committed the teachers are to improving how they teach and how supportive they are as a team to ensure everyone is striving to be the best they can be. I love that it is also so evident that Christ is a very central part of the school. Summerland is more than just a school, it is a community that cares for each other.
For fun... Fave Quote: "The true aim of everyone who aspires to be a teacher should be, not to impart his own opinions, but to kindle minds." Frederick W. Robertson