Welcome to Term 1, 2018.
My name is Matt Goodwin and I have the privilege of teaching your child this year. I have been teaching for a few years now and begun teaching at Devon Intermediate in 2011 before leaving in 2014 to live in Edinburgh, Scotland for two years where I continued to teach. I returned to New Zealand in 2016 where I returned to Devon as a relief teacher before progressing back in to fulltime teaching again in 2017.
I have been born and raised here in New Plymouth. I have been involved in education for 10 years, starting as a Teacher Aide here at Devon, while here I decided to return to study through Waikato University to obtain my Bachelor of Teaching Degree extramurally. While studying I took on the role of Year Nine Hostel Master at Francis Douglas Memorial College before returning to Devon to take up a teaching role in 2011.
Much of the past two weeks has involved getting to know the class, developing positive relationships and establishing school and classroom expectations.
Please feel free to contact me here at school through the school office (as opposed to interrupting class lessons), or my school email email@example.com and I will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.
I look forward to having a positive learning experience with your child for 2018.
Mr Matthew Goodwin