Mrs Veisinia Sandhu- Room 1; Syndicate Leader, Choir
Malo e Lelei!
Welcome aboard to an exciting year of learning with Room 1’s Year 4s&5s!
My name is Veisinia Sandhu. I was born and raised in the Friendly Island of Tonga. I attended primary school and high school in Ha’apai and Tongatapu before I migrated to New Zealand as a high school student. I graduated from the University of Auckland with a Bachelor of Education and I have been a teacher for years. I have been teaching Year 6 to 8 classes and this year I am teaching a Year 4&5 class. I enjoyed my role as a team leader, and at the same time very grateful to have the support of skilled and inspiring teachers.
I am multilingual and love any chance I get to speak my different languages. I am blessed because I am able to share this gift with my own children.
My beliefs on teaching are short and simple- Everyone Can. I believe that if someone is willing to do something or learn or grow then everyone can accomplish, everyone can succeed, everyone can grow. It is my philosophy that what students are exposed to and develop when they’re younger can have an enormous impact on the rest of their lives and it is my mission to instil in my students the belief that they too can do anything they set their mind to, and with my help I hope to guide them along that path.
Mrs Hantie Cronje-Room 2; Classroom teacher
My name is Hantie Cronje. After teaching in South Africa for 17 years, I immigrated to this beautiful Land of the Long White Cloud. For the past 10 years I taught at primary schools in Manukau, Retail to youth and also English as a second language to adults. Currently I teach year 4 & 5 students. I have a passion for literacy and art. I encourage the students to believe in themselves, to reach for their goals and to not compare themselves to others, as each one is unique. My sense of humour adds a smile to a productive day.
Mr A Taula- Room 3; Classroom Teacher
Mrs Pratibha Saini- Room 4; Classroom Teacher
Hi my name is Pratibha Saini and I am a Year 4/5 teacher in Room 4. I am from India and have had most of my formal education there. My husband’s job brought us to Fiji and my working career as a teacher started from there. We migrated to New Zealand in the mid 90s and I taught as a teacher for six years in a West Auckland school before moving to Australia. Due to personal reasons I returned to Auckland and since then I have been teaching at Robertson Road at different levels and capacities.
Like everyone else in this profession my passion is teaching and I want the very best for the children. I believe in maintaining positive relationships with parents and developing my students to be confident lifelong learners. My aim is to see my learners take risks, face challenges with confidence and succeed in every walk of life.