Nicole Rowland

Science

Kia ora koutou, ko Nicole Rowland toku ingoa. I am delighted to introduce myself as the Science teacher in the amazing Kōwhai team. I hail from a small town called Fairlie where I spent my formative years before moving to Christchurch, where I completed my primary and secondary education. At 18, I made the exciting transition to Auckland to pursue my university education. While my home is now Tāmaki Makaurau, my family still resides in Ōtautahi, keeping my bond across the islands strong.

Before embarking on my teaching journey, I completed a bachelor’s degree in performing and screen arts, specialising in contemporary dance, and had the incredible opportunity of working as a professional dancer for renowned NZ dance company, Black Grace. I bring this love for the arts and creativity into the classroom.

As a teacher, I am driven by my dedication to building strong relationships with my students. My goal is to provide a nurturing and inclusive environment where each student feels valued and supported. I believe in empowering young minds to discover their unique strengths and develop the confidence to explore their full potential. My passion for teaching extends beyond academic growth; I strive to instil a lifelong love for learning in each and every student I have the privilege to teach.

In addition to my passion for the arts and teaching, I’m an enthusiastic traveller. I have been fortunate to explore diverse corners of the world, including living in Dublin for three years and travelling through Southeast Asia and Europe. During my journeys, I had the opportunity to volunteer as a teacher in India and Poland. These experiences have broadened my perspectives and deepened my commitment to education as a means of connecting diverse cultures and nurturing global citizens.

I’m excited to be part of the Auckland Normal Intermediate community and look forward to an incredible year of growth and discovery with my students.