Shiro Chand

by | Jun 29, 2021

My name is Shiro Chand, I am the classroom teacher of Room 6 in Syndicate Tupu a Rangi and a proud member of Kahikatea House.  

I teach Room 6, it is a co-ed Year 7 & Year 8 class and I am primarily responsible for the safety and raising the achievement of students in Literacy and Numeracy.  I am also a member of the Science Department, Mathematics, PB4L and Fijian culture Team.  

I am very passionate and committed to my learners education and willing to learn further so that I could share the knowledge and skill with my students.  I’m a warm and caring teacher who wants all children to be successful learners  and to create a classroom atmosphere that is stimulating, encouraging, and adaptive to the varied needs of students.

A little about me and my time at Papatoetoe Intermediate School:
I’m an experienced teacher with 40 years of teaching experience in intermediate and secondary schools.  I have taught at various schools in South Auckland and internationally.  I have been at Papatoetoe Intermediate School for 4 ½ years and love living and working in this community.

My vision and hopes for our school/my class:
It is my mission to instil a love for learning.  I attempt to teach with a passion so that my students develop a desire to become lifelong learners.  In Room 6, my focus is to challenge our young students academically, emotionally and socially, to become well-rounded individuals.  

I believe in learners taking the lead as much as possible in their learning and actively promoting discovery learning.  I often use strategies such as talk partner and group activities to promote students’ confidence and to create a safe learning environment.

A bit more about me:
I have come from the beautiful tropical island of Fiji.  I’m married and have two daughters.  My youngest daughter is in a wheelchair.  During my spare time, I love baking and crocheting.