Ngahinapouri School - Strive to Improve - We are learning to be seekers, creators and users of knowledge

Tracy Aldridge


Teacher in the centre - Kowhai


Diploma in Education with Distinction

General Information

I was born in South Africa, where I was raised, studied and taught until immigrating to New Zealand in 2015. I lived and taught in Wellington for 13 months, then moved to Cambridge in February this year. My teaching career began 17 years ago, and I am still passionate about it. Both my grown up daughters live in the U.S.A. with their spouses.

I began relieving at Ngahinapouri School in Term 2 and am excited to now be teaching in Room 5 until the end of the year. The friendly, nurturing atmosphere at Ngahinapouri, makes it a pleasure to teach here.

My teaching philosophy is to provide the best possible education for each child by developing positive and trusting relationships with them, provide engaging activities to build on their strengths while working on improving any areas of weakness, setting routines and making learning fun!