Teacher Feature

The Teacher Feature is meant to highlight two of our current teachers. We have an amazingly diverse staff and we encourage you to get to know them!

Natalie Davey

  1. What class or classes do you teach?

Year 3

  1. How long have you been working at Northpine?

Since beginning of 2016.

  1. How did you first discover you wanted to be a teacher?

I loved minding my younger cousins when I was a teenager and from that time I knew that I would love to work with children as an adult.

  1. Where are you originally from?

Ayr, North Queensland

  1. What might we be surprised to know about you?

That I love the outdoors, particularly the beach.

  1. If you could time travel, where and when would you go?

I would probably want to check out the Bible times when Christ was on the earth.

  1. What’s one great book or movie you’ve read or seen recently?

Recently I read The Happiest Refugee by Ahn Do. Even though he has had a very difficult life he remains positive, is very funny and has made a success of his life.

  1. Which person, directly or indirectly, has inspired you the most?

There have been a few people who have inspired me however the person who stands out at this time is a colleague and friend from a prior workplace Carolyn Rickett. Carolyn is an accomplished educator who is a Senior Lecturer in Communications and also Assistant Dean of Research for the Faculty of Arts, Nursing and Theology at Avondale College. What stands out about Carolyn is that she treats everyone with equality and respect no matter how important their position in the workplace is. She values the people she comes in contact with and to me that is a beautiful attribute in a world where people tread on each other for position and popularity. In that sense Carolyn reflects Christ’s love for people.

  1. What is the most beautiful place you have ever been?

Whitehaven Beach, Whitsundays. White sand, crystal clear water. Beauty as far as the eye can see.

  1. What is the best advice that you can give to your students?

Doing your best means never stop trying.

 

Amanda Bond

  1. What class or classes do you teach?

Years 8, 9, 10, 12 English and Year 8 History

  1. How long have you been working at Northpine?

This is my 6th year at Northpine.

  1. How did you first discover you wanted to be a teacher?

My mum was an Early Childhood teacher and my dad is still a secondary English teacher so I guess I was born into it.

  1. Where are you originally from?

The south side of Brisbane.

  1. What might we be surprised to know about you?

The degree I first started at university was a Bachelor of Psychology. I only lasted five weeks! It was definitely not for me.

  1. If you could time travel, where and when would you go?

I’m pretty happy in the present and love having my 1 year old daughter as part of my life so I think I’d stay where I am right now.

  1. What’s one great book or movie you’ve read or seen recently?

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr is a compelling read.

  1. Which person, directly or indirectly, has inspired you the most?

I would have to say my dad is one of my biggest inspirations. He is one of those people who just seems to know everything; he is one of the wisest people I know. He’s my Atticus Finch!

  1. What is the most beautiful place you have ever been?

Lake Pukaki looking across to Mount Cook, South Island of New Zealand.

  1. What is the best advice that you can give to your students?

Try to start each day with a positive attitude.