Kowhai : Room 10 with Raph Millen & Tessa Patterson

Raph joined Kowhai at the start of 2017, having relieved at MCS in 2015. Raph enjoys working with, and helping students reach their full potential through all sorts of different learning opportunities. She enjoys walking, outdoor pursuits, learning new things and spending time with family and friends.

Tessa works Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays in Kowhai. Tessa worked at MCS in 2017, and relieved across the school in 2018 and 2019. Tessa loves going on trips with the Kowhai students, especially swimming, and supporting them in joining in with their community. In her spare time she love being outdoors and cooking.

Room 10 students range from Year 1 - Year 8.

We love music, swimming, walking to, and playing at the park, playing outside, messy play and learning new life skills. We also love to learn to read, write and do maths. We work as a team and also on our own individual programmes. We mainstream in other classes as appropriate, and also participate in school wide events.

We are lucky to have lots of support from our wonderful Teacher Aides, Philippa, Debbie, Stephen, Rajee, Reena, Rosie, Jeanene, Feba, Maddie, and Jo.  


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