Kirsten Kuhn - Teacher
Kirsten lived in South Africa until she moved here in April 2019, when her husband was offered a job in New Zealand. She has two young children, aged 6 and 4.
For as long as she can remember she has always wanted to be a teacher, so studying teaching was an easy decision for her when she finished school in 2003. She began working full time in 2008, but furthered her studies with an Honours degree in Learning Support from 2008-2009. From 2013 to 2016 she was appointed as the Head of Learning Support at the primary school where she worked. This gave her the opportunity to work with many of the preschool aged children in a learning support capacity where she was able to assist young children with some of their perceptual, speech and emotional difficulties.
“This was always the highlight of my day as I love their genuine curiosity and enthusiasm for learning.”
From 2017 to March 2019, she was the Head of Department / Syndicate Leader for a section of the primary school. She was given many opportunities to go on various courses in learning readiness, in four to six year olds, this knowledge is really beneficial to be able to make learning fun yet meaningful for small children.
“Having my own young children helps me feel more passionate about learning being enjoyable and constructive. I am thoroughly looking forward to getting to know you and your children.”