My interactive approach to teaching makes lessons fun and interesting. Lesson plans would be adapted specifically to the learning needs of each student. To be effective in teaching English I use contemporary reading material to stimulate interest and promote accurate spoken English with oral discussions. I build confidence and enthusiasm by encouraging talking and sharing ideas.
Native English speaker. Experience in teaching English in Asia, working in Tutor Centre for 5 years. Worked with various ages of young students but am adaptable to all levels. Long experience in teaching in New Zealand. Flexible teaching hours available.
Name: Christine Joy Brown
Address: 5306 Prima Tower
35 Queens Bridge Street
(061) (concealed information)
I have been successful over a variety of teaching positions to be adaptable and flexible in my management style and can transfer this skill to a new work situation. I remain on task and take pride in completing my work to a high standard. I am successful in communicating with people of all ages and diverse background and am most interested in continuing to work in people-orientated roles. I am confident with face-to-face communication; I have excellent written and spoken English and have a consistently friendly approach to others. I have gained knowledge of interacting with others from my varied teaching positions in New Zealand and Asia, building strong relationships with others quickly so as to grow strong team collegiality and support.
New Zealand Kindergarten Teachers Diploma
Dunedin Teachers College, Dunedin, New Zealand
New Zealand Education Council Registration
Registration number: 177492
Expiry date: 03/10/2019
Australia Working with Children Check
Card number 1278739A-01
Current First Aid certificate
New Zealand Red Cross valid until 18th July 2019
Associate Member, New Zealand Education Institute.
The award of Associate is presented to people in recognition of their stature in education and as members of the NZEI Te Riu Roa
Relevant work history:
Jan – Dec 2017 Head Teacher – Kidsfirst Cromwell Kindergarten, full time permanent position
Success in leading and inspiring the team through the use of effective communication strategies that encouraged team cohesion and continuous improvement. Had a collaborative leadership approach so as to establish a shared vision to meet the learning needs of my kindergarten community. Practiced distributed leadership to build leadership skills in the other teachers on my team.
Ability to lead the self-review process that critiqued current practices, gathered information and ideas from a range of sources and effected change that resulted in improved learning outcomes for children.
Giving purposeful and useful critical feedback. Maintained the continuous growth in teachers within the team through the effective use of the Kidsfirst Appraisal system,
Sept – Dec 2016 Teacher – Kidsfirst Cromwell Kindergarten; full time permanent position
May 2015 – Aug 2016 Teacher – Kidsfirst Cromwell Kindergarten, full time fixed term position
Jan 2014 – May 2015 Teacher – Cromwell Kindergarten, .9 fixed term position
Commitment to ongoing learning. Continuing study in current educational trends and enthusiastic participation in all Professional Learning and Development opportunities. Current knowledge and competent use of relevant planning and assessment documents.
Able to build new relationships. Supported the knowledge and strength of other teachers and worked with the team to build a new Team Agreement
Ability to learn new systems. Competently took responsibility for systems and documentation on the computer. Using site specific administrative systems to fulfill tasks in a timely manner. Led the team to have documents available in digital format.
Promote and encourage active participation, involvement and decision-making in all aspects of the teaching and learning programme and self-review.
Communicated confidently with families and grew strong reciprocal relationships supporting children’s sense of belonging. Provide feedback to children that acknowledge their effort and success. Value and respond to the social and cultural worlds and ways of learning of all children.
Confident in communicating in the wider community with a variety of support network agencies to take opportunity to articulate and share our philosophy with our community of learners.
Queenstown Lakes District.
Sept 2013 – Jan 2014 Head Teacher Moa Room (3-5year olds) - Queenstown Preschool and Nursery; Full time relieving position
Built collaborative relationships and professional communication with colleagues. Included all teachers in planning for successful outcomes for children.
Shared, and supported other teachers, with my experience and knowledge of children aged 4 – 5 years, using Te Warlike, New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum, and document to lead and inform our practice.
Coordinated the teaching roster to ensure ratios were maintained and that all teachers had the required breaks to maintain a healthy working environment. Completed site specific administration tasks in a time and efficient manner.
June – Aug 2013 Team Leader – Cardrona Ski Resort Nursery and Kindy; Full time Seasonal fixed term position
Coordinated and led a team of young teachers from around the world, many with English as a second language, that came to work for the winter season. Was successful in getting them to work together, sharing ideas and helping each other; ensured that staff were aware of their duties each day, that these duties were carried out and that they take the allocated breaks throughout the day; ensured on my days off that the Centre was organized for my staff. Each day I led a Team Brief and then a Staff Meeting monthly with staff members to ensure open lines of communication, and the achievement of the aspirations of the (concealed information) Vision.
I successfully ensured that each child enrolled into the Centre was signed in and labeled so ensuring the child collection security system was carried out; this was a particularly responsible position as we had large numbers of children in and out throughout each day.
Planned, implemented and assessed Group and Individual ‘Journey of Learning’ Books for children; provided appropriate learning experiences for all children reflecting the holistic development of children; documented the learning using the Cardrona documentation system.
April - May 2013
Teacher – Queenstown Preschool and Nursery; Full time relieving position
January 2011 until December 2012
Teacher - Morris Allen English; Full time fixed term contract
January 2008 – December 2010
Teacher - Morris Allen English; Full time fixed term contract
Building relationships with children and families of diverse cultural backgrounds. Providing English enrichment to children with English as a second language
Adaptable skills using site specific administrative tools. Using the Morris Allen literacy based programme to plan class programmes for the learning of English both verbal and written. Teaching children aged 3 years to 8 years old.
Working within a team to ensure consistent quality of teaching and learning for all children in a variety of classroom levels. The teaching team changed each year as after my first year as a teacher with MASC I became a support person for new staff members, helping them settle into life in Asia and to learn the Morris Allen administrative and planning system.
Keeping clear and concise records - having purposeful and useful written information to discuss with parents at interview times twice per year and to use this information to discuss children’s progress and the parent’s aspirations. I was successful at each of my appraisal meetings, being organized and having completed all the required work to a high standard.
Referees available to be contacted:
Judy Hinton – Centre Support Coordinator, Playcentre New Zealand
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Dan Heywood – Teacher, Adelaide S.A.
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Written References available
Wayne Howes – Principal
Morris Allen English, Malaysia
Lachlan Wood – Academic Director
Morris Allen English, Singapore
Terina Moodie – Manager,
Oamaru Kindergarten Association
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