Teaching Staff - Waitakaruru Team
Teacher Room 8
Kia Ora, I am incredibly honoured and excited to be teaching at Morrinsville Intermediate. I completed my Bachelor of Teaching at The University of Waikato.
I grew up in the Morrinsville area on a dairy farm and now live in Morrinsville with my husband. My interests include the outdoors, physical education and wellbeing, and quality time with family.
I am very passionate about teaching and inspiring young adolescents to achieve to the best of their abilities. I look forward to meeting you all and connecting with the Morrinsville Intermediate community.
Teacher Room 9
Over the past twenty-five years, I’ve been involved in leading learning and teaching across diverse regions including Auckland, the Bay of Plenty and the Waikato region. I’ve also extended my teaching experience to Australia, specifically in Brisbane and at Montejini Station within The Outbacks (School of the Air).
In addition to the core curriculum, I enjoy teaching ākonga the sciences, including computer science as well as languages. I hold a Transforming Language Teaching certificate in both French and Mandarin from Auckland University. Furthermore, I’ve also had the privilege of leading travel groups to Noumea and Vanuatu, providing students with immersive language, cultural and humanity experiences.
Beyond the classroom, I nurture a passion for the arts, encompassing music and dance as well as a profound interest in science and technology which plays a pivotal role in shaping healthy citizens in a digital era. I relish spending quality time with my family during our travels, engaging in adventures and perpetually seeking knowledge. Visiting observatories, art galleries, and museums as well as attending diverse performances makes my heart sing. You might also spot me on the sidelines, cheering on sports teams or at the gym, enjoying walks or bike rides along trails with friends.
I am thankful to be a part of this awesome Morrinsville Intermediate crew and I’m looking forward to meeting you all!
Teacher Room 10
Kia Ora, my name is Shane Day; I have lived in Waikato for a big part of my life. I have two daughters, one attends Morrinsville College and the other in her first year at University. I am looking forward to the move to Mighty Morrinsville. I have been teaching for 20 years, previously teaching at Berkley for ten years.
A strength I bring to the classroom is building positive relationships with my students and developing the skills to manage their own behaviour and learning. My greatest joy as a teacher is watching students' confidence and self-belief grow. I encourage my students to discuss, share opinions and express their ideas. I take pride in creating a classroom environment where students are engaged in many learning opportunities while allowing students to flourish as individuals.
I look forward to meeting you all.
Teacher Room 11
My name is Baylee Baxter, and I have been teaching at Morrinsville Intermediate since 2017.
I grew up in Morrinsville, attending local schools before studying my Bachelor of Teaching at the University of Waikato. I now live just outside of Morrinsville with my husband and two children. Outside of school I am a mum and an artist. I enjoy drawing, painting and creating when I am not teaching.
I am excited for the year ahead and look forward to meeting you all.