Danielle McMurchie

Deputy Principal - Teacher Room 12
Brief info

I am delighted to have joined the staff at Te Horo School this year as Deputy Principal and Team Leader / Teacher of the Year 7/8 team. My career has predominately been working with Year 3 - 6 students, where I have a strong interest in the teaching and learning of literacy and mathematics. I have spent two years learning to be a mathematics specialist teacher, so consider mathematics teaching and developing a growth mindset in children as strengths of my teaching practice Leading PE/Health has also being an area of interest and responsibility in previous schools. Te Horo School is the 4th school I have taught at and I am particularly excited about working within the rural setting and developing relationships with the community. I live locally, in Sunny Otaki and am a Mum to 2 preschool aged children. I enjoy spending time outdoors with my family, and don't mind a wee bit of fishing and camping!

Kia ora Te Horo Whanau, ko Danielle McMurchie taku ingoa.
I joined the Te Horo School Community at the beginning of 2020. I am Deputy Principal and leader of the Year 5 – 8 teaching team, Year 7 & 8 classes, Mathematics, Universal Design for Learning, Kahui Ako, and PE/Health. I have been teaching for 16 years and have been in leadership roles for 14 of these. I spent two years learning to be a Mathematics Specialist Teacher, so I consider mathematics teaching and developing a grown mindset in children as strengths of my teaching practice. I was attracted to teaching at Te Horo School as I had heard only wonderful things about the school in education settings. I was also excited to work in a smaller community where developing relationships with the community was easier because of its smaller size. I live locally in Otaki with my husband, my 5-year-old daughter, and my 2-year-old son. I enjoy spending time outdoors with my family and don’t mind a wee bit of fishing and camping, although we just recently acquired a caravan so that camping is more like glamping.