Patrick Purcell

Team Leader - Te Aroha

Room 08

Email: [email protected]

My name is Mr. Purcell and I am delighted to be your classroom teacher for 2024. The purpose of this letter is to provide you with valuable information about myself, my goals for the year and finally the expectations I will have of you and your fellow classmates so that we can all have a fantastic year.

Having a new teacher can be daunting but here's a little bit about me to hopefully put your mind at ease. While football is my main passion, sport in general is a major part of my life - whether it be coaching, playing, or supporting. Aside from kicking a ball around, I've also been known to grab a pen and start writing when the creative waves are flowing. At Berkley I'm in charge of football, the Lit Quiz teams and I will also be taking your P.E sessions, all while leading the mighty Kia Kaha team!

This will be my sixth year teaching at Berkley and I am determined to make it the best one yet - but I'll need your help. We are a class filled with different personalities and strengths and we're all at different stages of learning - and that's great! What I expect, regardless of where you are at, is that you give everything your very best effort and that you never give up. Success and growth comes from learning from our mistakes.

I'm a huge believer in Berkley's motto of "Take Up the Challenge" and I'd love to see you embracing it as well. We've got lots of awesome opportunities coming up this year including New Horizons and our school production. Make sure to get involved!

I hope you're as excited as I am. Let's make 2024 unforgettable.

Mr. Purcell

Patrick Purcell