Room 8 teacher

Kia ora,


My name is Lou de Lange and I teach year 5’s in the lovely and fabulous Matairangi Hub!


I was a student teacher at Kilbirnie School during my teaching studies in 2017 and I am over the moon to now be working at this AMAZING school as a full-time teacher. I love how supportive and kind the teachers, parents and students are.


I enjoy teaching year 5 as they have so many exciting interests and emerging passions that they can bring into the classroom and use across many subjects. Being able to teach all sorts of subjects is definitely an exciting part of teaching at the primary school level. I have always loved exploring anything to do with the performing/creative arts, history and writing. Surprisingly (due to my tendency as a child to avoid the subject), teaching Mathematics has become a real highlight of my day; as there are plenty of opportunities to make lessons hands-on, fun and creative. 


Outside of school I love baking, cake designing, swimming and gardening. I like to make the most of what Wellington has to offer. I love going to live shows/concerts, dance lessons, and I have recently taken up lawn bowls!