My name is Hester van Breda and I just wanted to send a quick note to say hello. I was very happy to learn that I will be your home learning support teacher for the coming learning year. I thought I would tell you a little about myself. Born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa we (Johann, myself and two Dalmatian dogs) immigrated to Vancouver, Canada in 2000, which were our permanent home for about 15 years. It seems that we have too many interests which makes it very difficult to list everything however apart from being a lifelong learner, working and experiencing life, enjoying our 13-year-old son Joshua-Johann, studying, teaching, and our Dalmatian dogs (Trinity & Rosie), we keep ourselves busy with a number of hobbies and interests. Together we enjoy running, cycling, golfing, touring, camping, skiing and spending time with family and friends. We recently moved to the beautiful Peace River North. We now enjoy the outdoor attractions that the Peace River has to offer. I look forward to meeting with you.
When we meet, we will talk about what support you feel is needed. That support will include what you would like from me, and we will also talk about other forms of support we would like to put in place to round out the learning team. How will we navigate these times? The answer is, together! We need each other to test out ideas, to share what we’re learning, to help us see in new ways.
You CAN do this!! You’re ALREADY doing this. You’ve been teaching your child(ren) since the day you came home from the hospital. This is just taking another step. Your teacher (Hester van Breda), and our school are all committed to your success, and most importantly, I am so excited that you’ve invited me along to witness with you the amazing and inspiring adventure that learning at home, in family, is.