It is with this letter that I wish to introduce myself to you all. Some of you may know me from my time teaching in both Room 11 and Room 5 last year. For those of you who don’t, I am Wendy Parkes ( Mrs ). I am married to Rob and will have two children attending Frankley School in 2016. I have been teaching for 16 years, in Hawera, London and then Vogeltown, Central and Frankley Primary Schools right here in New Plymouth. I have taught in all areas of Primary education. New entrants right through to Year 6. I am passionate about teaching and really keen to get stuck back into full time teaching now my children are older. I am excited about the opportunities for our tamariki in today’s education. Even in my years of teaching, the way teaching and learning has evolved astounds me, and I am in turn constantly adapting my pedagogy. I only want the best for the children in my class and will do my best to make that happen. I am human and I do need my communities support. The well coined saying “It takes a village to raise a child” is very true. Please make sure you come in to see us with any information we may need about your child, any queries, questions or complaints you have. Our doors in Team 67 are always open, our emails get read and we are very open to suggestions if you have them. We cannot address issues if they are not brought to our attention and I believe I have always had an open book relationship with my students and their whanau alike in my career. I want our kids to be excited about their learning and enjoy the journey they are on.
I am so excited about what 2016 will bring for us all.
Mrs Mills and I cant wait to get started!