Hello everyone! My name is Martina Tomic and I am the Homeroom Teacher for Year 1 White. I am thrilled to be joining such an exciting class and to be a part of this passionate learning community. Working abroad has always intrigued me as I love learning and broadening my teaching experiences. Five years ago, I decided to seek out teaching internationally so I moved to China, where I taught in Early Years and Primary. For ten years prior to that, I taught within the New Zealand education sector where I undertook various roles. I started as a teacher where I also lead the cultural committee, then stepped up to a Head Teacher for one of the largest centres in New Zealand and worked as a Centre Manager for over 4 years before moving abroad. During this time, I have completed Bachelor’s Degree in Teaching and undergone a tremendous amount of Professional Development and Future Leaders Courses. I believe that each pupil is unique and so are their needs. Each pupil needs a secure, caring, and stimulating atmosphere in which they can grow and mature emotionally, intellectually, physically, and socially. My vision for the children is to become resilient lifelong learners who will have the necessary tools to tackle life in our diverse and ever-changing World. I am an outgoing, positive person that loves exploring the unknown and building new knowledge through experiences. I advocate for innovative, creative, and socially-just communities where individual differences are valued. In my spare time, I enjoy hiking, fitness, and the great outdoors. I am looking forward to teaching Year 1 White pupils, and getting to know you all.