Nau mai ki Gayleen Mackereth who will be teaching our Spanish & French classes until Sofie returns to work in Term 2
Bonjour- Je m'appelle Madame Gayleen Mackereth
Buenos dias- me llamo Senora Gayleen Mackereth
Let me introduce myself. My name is Gayleen Mackereth.I have been Head of Languages at a number of Auckland and Waikato secondary schools and I am a very experienced teacher of languages. In 2004 I was also an E-Fellow working with schools to teach languages online in order to analyze the best student outcomes.
I was teaching in schools until I was knocked off my bike cycling to school and can no longer walk well. Since my accident, I have been teaching online to students from around the world and this year, I have the chance to teach your students. This is a chance I am really looking forward to.
I have led many student trips to Europe, Japan and New Caledonia and you may see a few photos of my students in the work I give you. Later this year my husband and I are going to Spain, France, Italy and Germany for a month. It will be fun to speak in each of the languages.
We live on a small block with our 3 Wiltshire sheep and our dog Ollie (who is a "Pound Pup" -we rescued him). We also have a bigger farm up North running cattle.
Despite my accident I still swim most mornings and I also ride with Riding for the Disabled. I am looking forward to getting to know you all.