Kia ora koutou.

Ko Carlos toku ingoa. 

I am a Brazilian teacher, father of a boy and a girl, both at Maungawhau school, (and one baby girl coming in June) and husband of a lovely wife who is a Kaiako at Te Puna Kohunga hunga. I am an extremely energetic, friendly, passionate, positive and sportsperson. I love all types of sports and physical activity, all kinds of movement. I also love cooking, nature, technology and arts. All these passions probably lead me to the specialist team leader position at our school. 

I am proud to be in Aotearoa New Zealand and respect this country for fully accepting me and my whānau. Also, as a Brazilian and understanding the foundation of New Zealand, I carry with my high levels of cultural awareness, respecting and integrating with all cultures. I always take this into my teaching, where I consider connectivity with my students extremely important.

I decided to be a teacher as a teenager, mainly because it would allow me to keep studying and I also could help to improve others around me (and society). My passion for study still exists up to today. After my Master’s degree, I am currently in my third year (out of 4) of my doctoral degree in education. My PhD at The University of Auckland has helped me to develop new teaching skills and knowledge in my teaching and personal life. Thus, I am still being a very critical and reflective teacher and take this to my students.

I am very excited and proud to be part of ANI. Being a teacher and a member of our school community makes me feel lucky and special. I have been in Aotearoa New Zealand for nearly 3 years, the same time I have been part of ANI. I am passionate about both New Zealand and our school. I consider myself almost an Aucklander and it is an honour being able to spend my days with our students in this dynamic and live school environment. ANI is a shining example of how we can integrate many learning areas in one (or more) learning projects. We also provide many opportunities in sports and specialist activities (and extra class opportunities). 

I am highly motivated to contribute to our students in many senses. To ensure that they can develop all their creativity is a big part of my motivation. One of my goals this year is to provide rich, fun and unique learning experiences for all our students, achieving individual goals and needs.

We always keep you updated through our website, app and newsletters. 

Come and say hello and we can have a coffee at ANI to talk about your child/children learning goals, achievements and strategies. If you prefer, you can send me an email at any time. 

I am looking forward to spending time with your tamariki and your whānau while at ANI.