Hi my name is Paul.
I am married and have 2 beautiful girls whom I am very proud of. My family and I live here on the beautiful Kapiti Coast in New Zealand. For the past 17 years I have been teaching primary school children and I love sharing my interests with my students and inspiring them to greatness! For the past decade I have developed a number of initiatives to extend the students in my class and I am especially proud of developing a programme called Glossary that the children are really excited about.
Apart from teaching, I am passionate about running. I have been running competitively for the past 4 decades and am extremely proud to have represented New Zealand at a number of world championship events.
My other passion includes singing and songwriting. I have written a number of songs which my students really enjoy and I am especially keen to explore ways my music could be used in my lesson plans in class. I simply love watching learning come alive with music! I am proud of a picture book called "You're not eating me" which I wrote and published after a lesson on Alliteration in class and included is a CD containing 13 original songs including a very catchy "You're not eating me" song. It is available here.
I have just updated my website where you will be able to listen to a number of the songs I wrote. I'd love to know what you think! You can contact me on this blog or here or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are a few of my favourite songs:
Click here to listen to some of my other songs.