Inspiring active learners and leaders who make a difference

Darren Mathers

Room 10: Year 3 & 4 Team Leader

My name is Darren Mathers and I will be teaching Year 4 in Room 10. I enjoy sports and love spending time outdoors with my friends and family. I have two daughters who are studying in universities in Auckland and Dunedin. I am lucky to have taught in different countries and love travelling and seeing the world. 

I cannot wait to meet everyone and get to know you all. I have been teaching for over 20 years and especially enjoy teaching in the middle area of primary school. I love teaching all curriculum subjects but especially enjoy teaching P.E, maths, art and literacy. As well as being a Year 4 teacher, I am also the teacher in charge of I.T and  the Year 3 / 4 team leader. Also, I am a member of the board of trustees.

The best part of teaching for me is when I see the light in the eyes of a student light up because they understand new or difficult learning. Enabling students to be successful in their learning is the most important aspect of teaching. I feel fortunate and privileged to influence the lives of young people and teach them skills and strategies that they can take with them into the wider world. 

I have an open-door policy and I am available to have regular conversations with you about your child’s learning and achievements.