My name is Tina Turkilsen and I am delighted to be part of the junior team at Karapiro School. I have been a teacher for a number of years and I live to see the little light bulbs go on when they have ‘got it’.
I have two wonderful tamariki of my own: Ben, who is a police officer in the Waikato and Laura, who works as a stock controller in Hamilton. I also have a beautiful moku who is the apple of my eye, and starts school herself this year!
I am passionate about children’s learning and aim for every child to achieve their optimum learning experience.
In Ruma toru we are working towards being independent learners. As we are a group of different individuals, all students are provided for in a variety of ways. We want the children to be excited about coming to school, about their learning and have fun being with their friends.
When I am not working I love spending time with my whanau and my cat called Zoe. I also enjoy cutting and digging in my garden and watching sport.