Guten Tag and hello, my name is Selina Striebich, and I am thrilled to start teaching at ANI this year. I grew up in Southern Germany and have always wanted to live and work in New Zealand, so I am very excited that this dream is finally coming true. I graduated with my Master of Arts and a State Examination in 2015 and have been teaching year 5 to 10 in both Germany and Bolivia.

To me, teaching is about exciting the students with knowledge, to guide them to find their own way and grow into strong and open-minded adults. Building a relationship with my students is important to me as learning always requires a safe atmosphere and trust. I will be teaching in room 3 and am very happy to be part of Matai team.

In my free time, I enjoy listening to Latin Music while doing Zumba or dancing Bachata. I hope I can take up horse riding again and cannot wait to explore New Zealand’s skiing fields this winter. Also, if you have any book recommendations, please let me know! I am looking forward to a great year!