Kia Ora ! My name is Roisin Smyth and I am excited to be joining the ANI team for the 2023 year.
I have just moved to New Zealand from Ireland and I am really looking forward to experiencing different cultures and traditions in a New Zealand school. I will be working as a Teacher Aide for 3 days a week and running the library as ANI’s School Librarian for 2.
I studied a four-year degree in Ireland in Early Childhood Care and Education – working with children up to 7 years old. I am hoping to become a primary school teacher so my experience in ANI with older students will certainly shape the way I teach in the future. I am really passionate about working with students, and helping them in whatever way they may need.
Back in Ireland – I grew up in the countryside, where I loved spending time with friends, family and of course my dog Holly. Since moving to New Zealand, while my family interactions have all been through FaceTime, I have certainly made a lot of friends who have become my NZ Whānau!