Fonuamalu Teachers

Ms Renu Sikka- Room 29; Team Leader

“Kia pukukuru o vaevae, kia mokora o kaki!”
Stand strong like a tree and hold your neck up high like a duck.
‘So come with me, where dreams are born, and time is never planned.  Just think of happy things and your heart will fly on wings, forever in Never Never Land!Peter Pan
 Kia Orana kotou katoatoa! My name is Renu Sikka. I have been teaching for over 20 years. In that time, I have worked overseas and many schools across Auckland and very blessed to have worked with the staff, the students and their families in these schools.  I have worked as a Resource Teacher Learning & Behaviour (RTLB) prior to taking up this new role as a Team Leader. And now my teaching and learning journey continues here at Robertson Road School. A school of first choice for many families, a school that prides itself on the core values of Respect, for others, self and environment, Relationships and Service to others. That has high expectations of all it’s learners and committed to ensuring that all learners thrive, succeed and achieve.
As a Teacher of Room 29 Students and the Team Leader of Fonuamalu Team, it’s such an honour to be working in such a diverse and multicultural community.  I’ve learnt as a leader, that leadership is not always about trying to make intelligent decisions, but to motivate and empower others to make better decisions for the benefit of our tamariki and their whānau.
Besides my passion for teaching and learning, I love to spend time with my whānau, love writing, love to cook,  Knitting, interior design and always looking for that perfect cup of coffee!
Each day I look forward to the magic that unfolds before my eyes… Whaea Renu
Together we will continue to grow and stand strong the ‘ Robertson Road School Way’
He aha te mea nui o te aō? He tangata!  He tangata!  He tangata!

Ms Aissha Woodcock-Room 28; Classroom Teacher

Kia ora koutou katoa,

I am Whaea Aissha and this year I am teaching in Fonuamalu syndicate. It is my belief and aim to create positive relationships with parents and children within and beyond the school community. I see children as unique individuals who benefit greatly from being in a caring, safe and stimulating environment, fostering intellectual, emotional and social growth.

I am a co-constructivist educator who believes students learn best when they understand the learning process as a whole and can communicate their learning progress. This is achieved through encouraging inquiry, using a common language of learning and developing an environment which celebrates risk taking. It is my aim to provide that through encouragement, affirmation and guidance. Students shall have the confidence to share ideas and opinions, as well as being open-minded and respectful of others’ ideas and differences.

On a personal level I see teaching as a continual learning experience, both fulfilling and rewarding.

Miss Ashleigh Kerin- Room 27; Classroom Teacher

Kia ora,

My name is Ashleigh Kerin, I am 25 and moved to Auckland 5 years ago from Oamaru, South Island. I teach year 5 & 6 students and love working with children and helping them reach their dreams through education.  I believe foremost that the key to developing competent and confident learners is through establishing and maintaining positive relationships. My vision of teaching and learning is that throughout my journey I will be forever evolving my pedagogy, always with my students at the heart of what I do.