Edie Fisher

Room 7

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Kia ora, my name is Ms Fisher and I am really excited to be teaching in Room 7 in 2023. I am new to Berkley this year after teaching year 5 and 6 at Hamilton East Primary school for 8 years.

I am originally from Bristol in England, I lived in France for 4 years, then moved to New Zealand and I have lived in Hamilton for the last 19 years. I live with my husband and 2 children, my daughter Isla goes to Hillcrest High School and my son Remy goes to Peachgrove Intermediate. We also have three chickens and 2 kittens!

I enjoy staying active and fit so I swim, run, bike and tramp. This summer I climbed Mount Pirongia with my family and friends and although it was hard work I was really proud of the achievement. At the moment I have an injury but when I am recovered my goal is to run another half marathon, no matter how slowly I go.

Since living in France I have a love of all things French, I keep practicing the language and I especially love the food!!!

Finally, I enjoy reading, music, watching movies and cooking…so you know, all the good things in life.

I have had many different jobs in my life but teaching is the job that I feel most excited, inspired by and passionate about every single year. I absolutely love being in the classroom, getting to know what makes each of my learners tick, being part of their progress, learning with them, finding out what they need from me as their teacher...and I can’t wait to do it all again this year.

One of my curriculum strengths is science, this isn’t just experiments but learning to see the world scientifically, gathering evidence to justify ideas, thinking critically about what we read and see, and finding the science in everything…arts, music, sport, reading, writing, maths, language!

An important part of being a learner in Room 7 is taking responsibility for your own learning, which means making choices about what and how you learn.

So think about these questions…

  • What are your interests and passions? What are your goals for the year?
  • How do you learn best (where, who with, what learning tools?)
  • What do you do when things go wrong? How do you solve problems?

I am confident we will have a great year in 2023, here are some of my expectations of you as learners:

  • Be respectful
  • Be inclusive
  • Be kind
  • Be curious
  • Communicate
  • Work hard
  • Bring your sense of humour

But above all, step out of your comfort zone, take risks, and get comfortable making mistakes on the way.  Making mistakes and failing is where the best learning happens - for all of us!

I look forward to meeting you all!

Edie Fisher