I grew up in Avondale and attended Rosebank School as a child, and when I became a parent I enrolled my son at Rosebank too. I have been the Office Manager here for 25 years and I love working in the community that I know so well. I am constantly interacting with parents, children, staff and visitors to the school while managing various administrative tasks on a daily basis and it is the busiest, yet most interesting and fulfilling job I’ve ever had. Our staff are awesome and dedicated to providing the best education to our children – we’re a family oriented team here, and I am privileged to be a part of it.
I joined Rosebank School in February 2018. A huge new challenge for me, and I love it. The community is so involved with our school and I really enjoy the wonderful staff I work with. Rosebank has children from so many different ethnic backgrounds and it is so amazing to be a part of this diverse school. During the weekend, I spend time with my husband, three daughters and two gorgeous puppies.
This will be my second year at Rosebank and I am so excited to be a part of this amazing community. I have the privilege of working as a Reading Recovery teacher helping our wonderful students make accelerated progress in reading and writing. This is my 8th year teaching and I have experience from years 0-8. I love seeing our students faces light up with enthusiasm while engaging in fun, exciting learning experiences that will prepare them for the real world. While I'm not teaching I adore spending time with my husband and our 4 year old daughter Isla. I also enjoy training at the gym and keeping active, reading, eating out at good restaurants and holidays to Rarotonga each year.
Talofa Lava! O lou igoa o Mesepa. I can speak Samoan and English. I am a multi task support staff working alongside the classroom teachers to use specific strategies that will help the students to learn and manage their own behaviour. Assist students academic or physical needs. I believe that using the mother tongue is very important for a child’s overall development. It benefits them in many ways and connects them in their culture. O le Gagana e laei ai le aganuu. Language characterises the essence of culture. I enjoy spending my spare time with my husband and three young adulthood children. I enjoy baking, art, music and gardening.
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My name is Sifa Tinielu. My husband and I have 5 sons, 4 of which attended Rosebank School. I have thoroughly enjoyed my role as Teacher's Aide at Rosebank School for the past 9 years. I have been a resident of Avondale for the past 11 years.
I taught primary and Intermediate classes with additional attention to learning assistance. It gives me great pleasure and satisfaction to witness children’s application and achievement. I am passionate about supporting our learners with their learning. This year is my first year at Rosebank School after teaching in NZ schools for 23 years. I live locally and have a grown family with 3 grandchildren. In my spare time I do gardening. I am a rugby fanatic.