This year we have one class of Year 7 students, taught by second year teacher Whaea Charlotte Pearsall.
My name is Charlotte Pearsall. I am the Year 7 teacher here at CAS and coming up to the end of my first year as a full -time teacher.
I grew up at Waikawau Bay and spent my primary years at Colville School. In my adult years have always kept coming back to the peninsula to see whanau and friends.
I have lived and worked in different places in the world. I have two fantastic children 17 and 11.
I have a passion for the environment, storytelling and writing, creative arts and social issues.
Children are so cool! The things I love about being a teacher is building warm and respectful relationships with students, parents and staff. I really enjoy listening to, teaching, sharing and exploring new ideas. I delight in working with students, seeing them to push their comfort zones and have the ‘aha’ moments. To be part of this is very satisfying and is the juice that makes me want to come to work every day. The things I love about working at CAS is the fantastic leadership and the professional, supportive and diverse staff. A great recipe for a happy, healthy and fun school.