Quick Q&A!

How long have you worked in Notre Dame?
I started working at Notre Dame Primary in March 2007!

What is your job in the school?
I am one of the Depute Headteachers. My responsibility is for P1-P4. Mrs Traynor and I share the Primary Ones.

What do you enjoy most about teaching / working with children?
I love working with children and hearing all their ideas and opinions about things. I love all the children in Notre Dame and I want them to achieve the very best that they can and be happy and safe at school.

What are your favourite subjects to teach / help children with in school?
I don’t have any particular favourite. I enjoy teaching whatever the children are learning and really enjoying. One thing that has changed so much since I was teaching is what the children learn with, for example IPADs, whiteboards, internet and smartpals. I would have loved to have had these when I was teaching my own classes.

If you could have any other job, what would it be and why?
I would have loved to have been in forensic science but I suspect that is only because I love whodunnits. I remember I applied for nursing at the same time as teaching but I heard from teaching first.

What are your hobbies?
I play golf – badly! Not like the professionals, but I like the walk and fresh air. I played a lot of badminton and some tennis when I was younger and I would love to play again but I think I would need to get a bit fitter! I love to read and meet up with friends and family to relax.

If you could meet anyone in the world, who would it be?
That is a very difficult question to answer because there are a lot of people; in the world of sport, music, entertainment or the arts, I would like to meet for different reasons. If I have to pick one person though, it would be The Pope. I have thought a lot about the people I could have said, but Pope Francis is a wonderful, gentle caring man who is the head of the Catholic Church and I would love to discuss our Faith with him.

If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
I would love to be able to wave a magic wand and make people happy, safe and tolerant of one another.

Favourite…

Food
My favourite meal would be Chicken Tikka

Drink
I absolutely love my coffee!

Dessert
I love cheesecake.

Animal
My favourite is dogs – especially my sister’s cockapoo, ‘Rocco’

Colour
I love the colour red.

Season
I love and enjoy every season as it begins but always look forward to the next season starting!

Book
My favourite book is ‘Pride and Prejudice’.

Game
I love playing cards with the family especially ‘Gin Rummy’ and ‘Uno’!

Music
I have a wide taste in music but my first concert was Rod Stewart and I loved it!

Sport
I really enjoy lots of sports and loved watching the Olympics. I particularly enjoy watching golf and football.