One thing that will always stand out for me at Wesgreen is the supportive community of educational practitioners that the school maintains. Most of my practice knowledge and skills have come from WIS and that is simply because the school and my colleagues have taken time to invest in my professional development and help keep me motivated and inspired to continue on my venture in education. It is almost cliché to say but at WIS, we are a family."
As a class teacher, I have also been able to learn more about different teaching strategies from the many skilled teachers at our school which has added to my own professional development. The students and families continue to amaze me with their positivity, creativity, and determination. It is always uplifting when past students visit me at school to say hello and reminisce over their wonderful time spent in the Primary section."
Wesgreen International School is not just a school or a place for learning, but a home in many ways. There is a rich bond between staff, parents and the students which unites us all. Not only are academic subjects taught but there is a large focus on having a holistic approach to education where we focus on developing children who are confident leaders, aspiring to follow their dreams and most importantly children who believe in themselves. I feel as a teacher, the school has inspired me to do the same."
At Wesgreen, I have learned to think on my feet and to always be open to new ideas and initiatives. I have learned that teamwork is a necessity to reach success.
Working with colleagues in Senior and Middle Management who are supportive and knowledgeable has made this position extremely worthwhile. I am thankful to be part of a School where change is at the order of the day because that is how we learn and progress in life."
At Wesgreen, teachers are constantly working together and sharing ideas to create exciting lessons and activities that suit the needs of their students. We are given opportunities to observe one another at work, and participate in open and reflective conversations about the effectiveness of lessons, activities and classroom practices. These collaborative measures underline the fact that learning is a life-long process, and create a supportive atmosphere wherein teachers, along with their students, can strive for excellence."
When I arrived 6 years ago, at the age of 52, my technological ability was almost nil. So much so, that I held my laptop upside down so I could read a document that showed the wrong way round. Today, I make voice over PowerPoints with ease, change documents from PDF to Word documents, do excel sheets and numerous other things. I still have a way to go, but I am not where I was. I have Wesgreen and all my wonderful colleagues to thank for helping me to grow through the years to who I am today."
Teachers at Wesgreen have a deep passion and understanding of the challenges and needs of the children. As a Primary team, we work collaboratively to ensure the very best education is provided using a child centered approach. In turn our children our children achieve their best and enjoy coming to school."
I feel honoured to work with such professional and positive people. Integrity is a very important value to me, and I feel right at home amongst the staff at Wesgreen. The staff here work together with gratitude to make sure students are getting the best quality of education and community. I feel like I've grown tremendously in my teaching career. I am not afraid to try new things because I know there is a family to fall back on and learn from."
My time at Wesgreen has given me the opportunity to participate and engage in many different Professional Developments to improve myself and grow as a teacher. By incorporating these new ideas in my teaching, it not only improved my confidence but made me a better teacher and led me to accept the position of Curriculum Lead for Science in Grade 3. During the past few months, I have been enrolled in leadership training to equip myself with the capabilities and knowledge to become a better leader."
Throughout my stay at Wesgreen, I have had the opportunity to meet and share various best practices in the field of teaching. I have been exposed to many opportunities to further my studies and improve on my professional development through courses and PD seminars. I have achieved numerous accolades over the years and certificates of recognition awards both from Wesgreen and other institutions that Wesgreen has put me in contact with. I am glad to be a part of this team."
At Wesgreen International School you learn more about yourself. You learn to strengthen skills you already have but did not know of. You get to learn from your colleagues and share ideas. This allows us to build upon those ideas together as a team to create ideas that are even more powerful. The success of any school depends on having a successful staff. I love the support that we get from our head of grade and senior management."
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