Natalie Thompson

Team Leader - Tainui Room 18

Email: [email protected]

Kia ora,

My name is Natalie Thompson and I am the proud teacher of Room 18 and team leader of the Tainui team. I consider myself very fortunate to be teaching in such a supportive and professional school.

This is currently my sixth year teaching at Berkley, having previously worked as a chef at a number of Hamilton restaurants and cafes. I am a local to Waikato, and live in the beautiful countryside with my partner and our three children. As a family we enjoy camping during the summer months, tramping adventures and spending time growing and producing our own food.

A strength I bring to the classroom is building positive relationships with my students, and working with them to develop the skills to manage their own behaviour and learning. My greatest joy as a teacher is watching students' confidence and self-belief grow. I encourage my students to discuss, share opinions and express their ideas. I take pride in creating a classroom environment where students are engaged in many learning opportunities whilst allowing students to flourish as individuals.

Natalie Thompson