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Saira Boyle

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I am a passionate educator and spent 13 years as a Secondary teacher/leader (HOD Technology/Dean) before moving into the Primary sector two years ago, as Director of Religious Studies and Pastoral Care at Sancta Maria Catholic Primary School (which opened in 2010). This move was unexpected and heavily influenced by the fact that I was nominated as Chairperson of the Establishment BOT for the new primary school 18 months before the school opened!

My passion is pastoral care and creative values based education, recognising the impact this plays upon teaching and learning. I am particularly interested in the education of disaffected boys.

I have worked in schools in the United Kingdom and New Zealand. Being part of the NAPP Generation 2012 is inspiring!


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  • Sharlene Carki

    Hi Saira, I am also part of NAPP this year. I am interested in learning more about servant leadership. Can you suggest any readings on this. Kind regards, Sharlene

  • John Locke

    Hi Saira, just catching up on my online groups. I am now 0.2 with the first-time Principals Programme and 'sort of' semi retired on our lifestyle block in Waimate North. What are you up to?

  • Jane Armstrong Bos

    Hi Saira, Thanks for your email the other day. I would like to put your question, with your permission into the Enabling e-Learning technologies group /pg/groups/53310/elearning-technology/. One of the great benefits of the Enabling e-Learning community in the VLN is you will be accessing the combined expertise and knowledge from all the participants which is greater than just the knowledge of one person.

    In response to your questions my suggestions are - take a look at The Exploring Apps blog [http://exploringapps.blogspot.co.nz/] and the iPad group [/pg/groups/26613/school-ipadipod-user-group/]
    Look forward to talking more with you.

  • Enabling e-Learning

    HI Saira - thanks for your recent comment on Storybird - check out this discussion thread for more ideas and feedback on how it could be used: /pg/pages/view/46809/have-you-heard-about-storybird - you could ask for more help from the group there, too, or start a new thread in our Technologies group [/pg/threaded_forums/53310/]:-) Hope this helps. Cheers, Karen Melhuish

  • Enabling e-Learning

    Welcome to the Leadership: Enabling e-Learning group, Saira. I'm sure your experience and expertise will be valuable :-) I hope our growing community can support your learning, too.

    It would be great if you could join us in our parent group, Enabling e-Learning, to be in touch with the wider e-learning community [/pg/groups/118255/enabling-elearning/]. This includes our weekly e-learning round-up [/pg/blog/owner/group:118255] and connections to other e-learning folk across NZ:-)

    Looking forward to working with you. Ngā mihi nui, nā Karen.

    PS can you share one or two professional details on your profile to help us connect skills and interests more easily?

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