We are delighted to welcome Simone Sharples as our 2022 Year 5 class teacher and Year 7 art teacher. Simone joined Masada as a casual teacher in 2021 and shares with us her impressions of the College.
“I joined Masada knowing very little about the College other than it was walking distance from my house and it had a fabulous reputation in the community. I was in for such an awe-inspiring journey.
At Masada, I have felt supported, appreciated and surrounded by the most amazing staff and students that I have seen during my many years of teaching both here in Australia and internationally. Masada is quickly becoming noticed as one of the best schools here in the North Shore. There are three reasons why I believe Masada is truly unique and marvellous.
The first is inclusivity – from the moment you arrive you will be greeted with offers of help, support and friendly faces. I have a very fond memory……within days of accepting a maternity leave position at Masada it was announced that we would make the shift to online learning. Throughout the day I had eight people send me messages to show their support and ten people pop their head into my room to ask if there was anything they could do to help. How amazing is that! I felt part of the Masada family immediately.
Secondly connections – the interpersonal relationships, warmth and connectedness makes Masada magical. Here, educators believe in their students, respect them and connect with them on a personal level. Happy children are successful children and flourish.
Thirdly appreciation – we all know that teaching can sometimes feel very taxing and be hard work. Not at Masada. Here staff, students and parents value what you are doing, notice the small extra efforts you are making and then let you know how valued you are.” – Simone Sharples