Mrs Maggie Walsh

Teaching is the greatest privilege of all.

Here at Scots All Saints it is a pleasure to teach such wonderful students in a supportive and caring environment. As a teacher, parent and past student (All Saints), it was always my goal to be part of the teaching profession here at the school, to give back to the school and community that gave so much to me. I truly value the Christian ethos of the school, encouraging children to shine and be the best they can be.

Every year, I get quite excited by the new smiling faces that are presented to me on the first day. I love to listen to children and get to know their interests and daily wins. There are no ordinary moments in teaching and am lucky to celebrate even the smallest achievement in a day, even losing a first tooth.

Working with parents towards a common goal for their child is a strong focus of my teaching. It is this family approach that makes it easy for me to come to work each day, and leave knowing the children have had the best day they possibly could.

Sharing my love of literature with the children, taking the time to read to them every day is so important for learning and building positive relationships. Using books to help teach not only content, but building positive friendships and strong strategies to cope with events in our lives.

Working in a Pre-K to Year 8 setting allows me to watch students I taught in Kindergarten, become such happy and awesome young adults. It never ceases to amaze me how great the students at our school become. Their willingness to help others, look adults in the eye and talk openly about their ideas is so refreshing and assuring. I just hope they always look back at the year they spent with me and smile.

“Working in a Pre-K to Year 8 setting allows me to watch students I taught in Kindergarten, become such happy and awesome young adults. It never ceases to amaze me how great the students at our school become. Their willingness to help others, look adults in the eye and talk openly about their ideas is so refreshing and assuring.”