Sarah O’Dea

Room 30

Dia duit and Kia Ora everyone! I am delighted to be joining ANI this year as a Year 7 teacher. You’ll be able to find me in Room 30!

I am from Ireland and this is my second year in New Zealand. I taught in Remuera Primary School last year with an amazing Year 4 class! I was a teacher in Ireland for 5 years before I moved, teaching in Dublin which is also where I grew up.

As a teacher, I value the people and personalities that make a classroom community. I love creating a team and working together to get the most out of our time together. I take pride in the classroom environment and think it’s so important for us to take pride in and enjoy the environment we share! We can do that by ensuring people are listened to, respected and valued. I strongly believe that people may not remember what you said or did, but they will always remember how you made them feel.

I am absolutely loving living here in New Zealand. When I’m not teaching you can find me in the gym, on a walk or hike or eating/baking nice food.
I am so looking forward to teaching in an intermediate school and learning all the ways that make ANI the special place it is!