Jim is a keen and enthusiastic teacher from Scotland and is now a New Zealand resident. Jim has over 10 years of teaching experience across all stages of primary and intermediate from preschool up to year 8. He strives to ensure the students in his class are empowered to be successful learners, confident individuals, effective contributors and responsible citizens. Most of all, Jim encourages good manners and respect and believes in the quote by Clarence Thomas (Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States) “Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot.”
Jim recently completed a post graduate diploma in Physical Education 3-14years and is working towards a Masters Degree in Leadership. Jim is a keen sportsman and has coached football for over 15 years and has numerous coaching badges, the next step being his pro licence run by FIFA.
Away from school Jim enjoys spending time with his wife and young son visiting new places here in New Zealand. In his spare time Jim plays for a local over 45’s football team.