Kia ora. My name is Nicola Redshaw and I am ANI’s new ESOL teacher. I moved to London after studying Conservation and Ecology at Lincoln University and Primary Teaching at Auckland University. My plan was to live in London for a couple of years, which turned into 20 years. I loved living and teaching in London. Being in Europe’s backdoor meant I was able to visit many countries and learn about different cultures, religions and ways of life.
Last year my partner and I (and our cat) moved permanently back to Aotearoa. It’s great being back and I’m excited to be teaching in New Zealand again. I love my job and I feel genuinely privileged to have been able to guide, support and mentor so many young adults over the years. I am looking forward to continuing this journey with ANI’s international whanau.
Being back in Aotearoa is exciting and a time to reconnect with whanau, friends and nature. I enjoy being in the great outdoors; cycling, hiking and swimming at the beach. I am an avid reader and usually have two or three books on the go at the same time. If I’m not reading it’s likely that I am gardening, exploring the great outdoors or hunting down the best coffee in town!