Esther Koh

Esther Koh - Teacher, Koru Hub

Kia ora koutou,

A saying on the wall in my high school read, “A doctor’s mistake costs a life, a
teacher’s mistake costs a generation.” That, plus having a dad who was a
teacher resulted in me wanting to be a teacher ever since I remembered
having an ambition. 

My first introduction to New Zealand was when I did a twinning programme for
my Bachelor of Education (TESOL) with Victoria University of Wellington.  I
fell in love with Aotearoa and knew I would return here. True enough after
starting a family, we came back here where I also did my Graduate of Diploma
in Teaching (Primary) again at VUW.

I started my career in Education as a lecturer in an Institute of Teacher
Education in Malaysia, then worked for the Ministry of Education there. As a
primary school teacher, I came to Amesbury School as I understood the
power of collaboration which enables us teachers to accommodate more
learning styles providing every student a better chance to succeed. 

I'm passionate about helping people find their purpose in life and enjoy
challenging them to think for themselves. I find joy in editing and writing
comment articles for Christian Today New Zealand. As a Jack of all trades,
my me-time activities range from baking, composing songs, playing the guitar
and the keyboard, arts and crafts, and with my boys to watching Korean,
Japanese, Cantonese and English dramas.

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