Denise Copley

Denise Copley

  • 18/125 Queens Drive, Lyall Bay 6022



  • An experienced classroom practitioner with over 20yrs experience.
  • Proven track record and experience working as a primary teacher NE-Year 8.
  • Excellent classroom management skills, and the ability to work in a collaborative environment.
  • Excellent understanding of the NZ curriculum, quality teaching practice and is able to demonstrate this and apply this knowledge in the classroom.
  • Team player who works collaboratively with staff to plan and coordinate school programmes.
  • Excellent understanding of the current pedagogy and practices that underlie effective teaching.

Recent curriculum strengths and experience

  •  2010  Successfully worked with the Principal of Moriah College, Justine Hitchcock to implement the New Curriculum and National Standards reporting and assessment procedures.
  • I use effective strategies to develop metacognitive skills. E.g. Goal setting programme.
  • Confident at teaching literacy curriculum levels 1-3.
  • Confident at teaching mathematics stages 0-5. Completed Numeracy Project Course.
  • Experienced at differentiated learning because of my work in multi-level teaching environments and MLE.
  • Experienced in assessment and familiar with Numpa, gloss, ikan, running records, SEA, STAR, PAT, asTTle.
  • Skilled at moderating students work and confident report writer, reporting to National Standards.
  • Confident at  implementing ELL programs.
  • 2010 Associate Teacher for two student teachers.
  • 2010 Board of Trustees staff representative.
  • 2012 Mentor teacher for a beginning teacher.
  • 2015 MLE experience
Employment History 
Work experience
Feb 2015 - Present
MLE Classroom Teacher
Miramar Central School

Miramar Part-time in MLE class terms 1/2.Full-time in MLE class terms 3/4

Feb 2014 - Dec 2014
Classroom Teacher Y1
Lyall Bay School School
Lyall Bay Fixed term Y1 class Classroom relief teacher
Feb 2013 - Dec 2013
Part-Time Teacher
Redwood School School
Tawa Part-time teacher in a Year 1 class three days a week.
Jan 2012 - Dec 2012
Classroom Teacher Junior and Senior School
Moriah College Jewish School
School closed 19.12.12
May 2011 - Dec 2011
Relief Teacher

Wellington Relief Teacher and SPELD Teacher.

Jan 2008 - May 2011
Classroom Teacher
Moriah College Jewish School School

Full time New Entrants to Year 3 Classroom Teacher.

Jan 2007 - Dec 2007
Relief Teacher Y1-Y4
Konini Primary School Wainuiomata

Working as a relieving teacher in Wellington while studying for Bachelor of Education. Feb 2006-Dec 2006 Konini Primary School(1Yr) Wainuiomata, Wellington Part-time Y3/4 Teacher while studying

May 2005 - Dec 2005
NE Teacher
Miramar North School(3 Terms)
Miramar, Wellington
Feb 2005 - May 2005
Wainuiomata Primary School(1 Term)
Wainuiomata, Wellington Fixed term Year 5/6 Teacher
Aug 2000 - Dec 2004
Relieving Classroom Teacher
Parramatta West School and Hornsby South School

NSW Department of Education(4 yrs) Sydney, NSW Relieving Classroom Teacher.

Aug 1999 - Aug 2000
Special Needs Teacher
KU Children's Services

Wahroonga, Sydney, Special Needs Teacher

NZ SPELD Certificate
Specific Learning Differculties
B Ed Degree
Victoria University
Diploma of Early Childhood-NZQA (Equivalent Diploma granted based on Australian C.C.C studies
Victoria University
Diploma of Primary School Teaching
Karori Teacher Training
Child Care Certificate (C.C.C) 
Randwick TAFE Sydney

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2008       A letter received from Victoria University with an outstanding result for my

               Professional Practice Portfolio .                                                  

1986       College Medal winner for Child Care Certificate (Achievement of Excellence)

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Carolyn Ward

Senior Teacher at Lyall Bay School, Lyall Bay

Phone: 04 9399112 (w)

             027 340 8303 (m)

Rachel Gargan

Syndicate leader at Redwood School, Tawa

Phone: 04 232 7704 (w)

           021 741 290 (m)

Laurelle Lict Ben-Meir

Laurelle was the Head of Jewish and Hebrew Studies at Moriah School from 2009 until May 2012.

Phone: 07 855 4472 (h)

           027 237 1777 (m)