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Staff – Maths

Staff – Maths

Specialist Subject - Maths

Christian Forster

Mathematics & Statistics

About Me

With it being my first year at ASHS, I am still finding my footing in terms of providing mathematical education. But I am committed to providing education which is engaging and links the learning to their lives outside the classroom.

Miriam Robinson

Mathematics & Statistics/ Numeracy Coordinator

About Me

I love teaching students to think critically about the world around them by investigating data and solving relevant, contextually based problems. I have worked as a mathematics and statistics teacher for 15 years in various schools on the North Shore, although I was born and raised on the ‘other side’ of the bridge, in Mt Eden. I love playing the french horn and running in my spare time. I am also passionate about acknowledging and incorporating the cultural identity and perspectives of the Maori and Pasifika students in our community.

Milton Yu

Assistant Specialist Subject Leader Mathematics & Statistics

About Me

I am passionate about working with young people to explore the beauty of maths and walk with them to discover their future pathways. In my spare time, I like to play music with my two kids and see them grow their talents in music.

Richard King

Mathematics & Statistics

About Me

I am a passionate teacher of mathematics. This subject ought to feature in the curriculums of most learners due to the liberating qualities it possesses. That is to say, mathematics is the sort of subject that empowers the learner with the freedom to take whatever study/career path they wish. I love reading. My preferred writers include P G Wodehouse, Evelyn Waugh, Christopher Hitchens, George Orwell and John Updike.

Rachael Ouwejan

IP Lead/Assistant Specialist Subject Leader Mathematics & Statistics / Social Anthropology

About Me

Originally from the Manawatu, I now live in Auckland’s rural northwest with my busy young family. A former environmental engineer, I feel privileged to combine my interests for mathematics and statistics, the environment and social justice in my teaching practice; I am passionate about education for global citizenship. I believe in the power of potential and am always learning from the astounding young people of Albany Senior High School.

Sylvestre Gahungu

Mathematics & Statistics

About Me

Coming Soon

Soh Chin Patten

Mathematics & Statistics

About Me

I have been extremely fortunate to teach at ASHS which values the learning relationship between teachers and students. My specialist subject is mathematics with statistics. Not only do I appreciate my opportunity to be able to support and help students improve their confidence in learning mathematics, I also get to foster student creativity and spread messages for peace, as well as helping students to become future leaders and better citizens through ASHS impact projects. It has been a great pleasure to work with a school full of people with so much Aroha for the well-being of all learners at ASHS.

Thalia Rutherfurd

Mathematics & Statistics/Science

About Me

I’m fresh into the teaching profession this year, having done some teaching for 1st year Engineering students before this (and rather enjoying it). I attended Rangitoto College for secondary school, graduating there in 2014, then went and did an engineering degree at Massey University in Albany (and even worked with ASHS on one of my honours projects). Come the end of the engineering degree, I found an office job wasn’t for me, so I did a teaching diploma to teach maths and science, and so here I am.

Sally van Praag

Specialist Subject Leader Mathematics & Statistics

About Me

I’m a Harry Potter obsessed, Shakespeare nerd originally from Bath, England. My parents loved to travel so I grew up all over the world, eventually settling in the UK to read Pure Mathematics at University of London. From there I trained as a Primary School teacher and worked in some challenging schools in central London and Bristol before returning to Mathematics as a teacher a few years later. Wanderlust inherited from my nomadic parents caught up with me in my late 20’s so I packed my rucksack and came to New Zealand for 6 months. 10 years later I have the huge privilege of leading the brilliant team in the Mathematics department here at ASHS and am grateful everyday that I have found the place I belong and a job that uses my eclectic bunch of talents on a regular basis.
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