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21 Princes Street, Kensington, Whangarei, New Zealand

Phone: 09 437 2742

Email: mairtown@nka.org.nz

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Wednesday, 10 April 2019


This week we are saying farewell to a very amazing, special person at Mairtown. Christine is off on a new adventure as a new entrant teacher.

 Christine has been at Mairtown for nearly 9 years and in this time has had such a wonderful influence on our kindergarten community. Saying farewell is so bitter sweet and words can’t describe how hard this moment is.
 We are so excited for Christine as she takes on her next adventure and totally understand the decision she has made to extend on her skill set and build on her professional practice. Tauraroa Area School are so lucky to be getting Christine and we know that she will absolutely shine in her new role as a new entrant teacher.

 We particularly admire Christine’s bravery in this situation. We know that this was not an easy decision to make. She is stepping outside her comfort zone and this in its self is so wonderful. We all know that when we step outside our comfort zone and take on opportunities and experiences that challenge us and even scare us a little, and that this is where we grow and develop the most. This is true for Christine. This is also a notion that she has instilled in many children over the years.
 Christine has proven to be an inspiration to everyone that she has worked alongside. She is so dedicated and focuses her energy on being the best teacher she can be for all the children, their whānau, the community and the NKA. Excellence is one word we would use to describe her way of being as a teacher. She also brings a great sense of fun and kindness to our space and is so supportive and encouraging to those who she works with. This is going to be greatly missed.

 So we would like to say a huge thank you to Christine. Thank you so much for all that you have brought to Mairtown, thank you so much for being such a beautiful teacher and colleague and also so a great friend to us all. It has been an incredible journey working with you. We are going to miss you so much but wish you all the best on your next journey moving forward.