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Sandi came to Medbury from the Advisory Service and prior to that she taught at St Martins Primary School. She holds a Bachelor of Teaching and Learning and a Higher Diploma of Teaching, endorsed in Art Education, and is passionate about the Arts.
Brad has a Bachelor of Education, specialising in Physical Education from the University of Canterbury. Brad started working at Medbury in 2015 and it is his first teaching job since graduating. Brad is a keen sports enthusiast and has coached rugby and cricket at many different levels prior to commencing teaching at Medbury. Brad is also part of the Boarding House team.
John joined the teaching staff at Medbury in January 2018, having taught previously at Russley School. John has also taught English at Marlborough Boys' College where he was a senior boarding house supervisor. John holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Postgraduate Diploma in Secondary Teaching from the University of Canterbury and a Postgraduate Diploma in Primary Teaching from the Graduate School of Education. He enjoys a range of sports, reading and pottering in the garden. John can often be found out on the sports field in his role as Cricket Co-ordinator at Medbury.
Jan has been involved in education for over 35 years and has a lot of experience working with senior students at intermediate schools. He holds a Bachelor of Education and has recently completed a Master of Science with First Class Honours in Zoology. Jan has taught Science at Medbury since 2008.
Kerri returned to teach at Medbury in 2014 after working abroad as the Arts and Activities Director at International School Bangkok. She has always worked in education specialising in the Performing Arts and literacy, and was Director of Theatre Arts at Rangi Ruru Girls’ School for thirteen years. Kerri has also been an Arts Advisor at the University of Canterbury.
With over 30 years teaching experience, Warren has enjoyed his time at Medbury since joining in 2002 as a specialist in ICT, and as a class teacher. Warren has a Bachelor of Education and Diploma in Primary Teaching.
Jo holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) and a Postgraduate Certificate of Education. She began her career as a High School physics teacher and has taught in the UK and New Zealand. Jo joined Medbury in 2008 as a reliever and joined the permanent teaching staff in 2013.
Mandy began working at Medbury in 2018 as a relief teacher covering a range of classes. Previous to this Mandy lived in Australia, where she was a teacher at public and private schools for over 15 years. She holds a Bachelor of Design, majoring in Interior Architecture, and a Graduate Diploma in Education. Mandy enjoys travelling and exploring the natural wonders of the world.
April joined the Medbury Team after teaching classroom and extra-curricula music at Halswell School. She holds a Diploma in Jazz from the Christchurch Polytechnic Jazz School and a Diploma in Teaching from the New Zealand Graduate School of Education. April is also a vocal tutor at Voices Co- Pop Acapella Academy, a member of their Adult Squad and a member of the All Girl Big Band where she plays the trumpet. April has also taught previously as an itinerant piano teacher and also a private trumpet tutor.
Prior to joining Medbury, Chrissie taught at a number of schools in Christchurch, lectured at the University of Canterbury College of Education, was the Co-Director of a music extension programme and has also been the massed Choirs' Music Conductor of The Christchurch Primary Schools’ Music Festival for eight years.
Loren is a jazz vocalist, composer and multi instrumentalist, who has taught in schools and the community for over ten years in Christchurch and Melbourne. She holds a bachelor of Musical Arts from Ara, (Christchurch Jazz School) and recently completed a Masters of Teaching (Primary) at the University of Melbourne with first class honours. Loren is committed to providing effective, inclusive music education, and is trained in the Kodály approach which builds musicianship skills through group music making.
Maaka’s desire to provide Medbury with an informed perspective of Te Reo me ona tikanga Maori (Maori language and culture) brings a wider understanding to both students and staff alike. Maaka holds an Honours degree, Teaching Diploma, and a certificate in supervisory management. Maaka’s interests are in whakawhanaungatanga me matauranga-a-tikanga (relationship building and studying cultures).
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