Faye Booker

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Faye with daughter Hannah.
Employer:Alfriston College
Occupation:Head of Learning Area - Science
Nationality:New Zealander
Country:New Zealand
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Professional background

I am Head of Learning Area - Science at Alfriston College (AC).  Alfriston College is a great school to work at as you are encouraged to try new things with the aim of developing Independent Learners.  New wikieducators at AC, all of whom I consder myself lucky to be working and learning alongside, are Lynda Shanks, Karyn White and Sharra Martin.  I have been at Alfriston since 2006, prior to this I was at St Cuthbert's College working with some great staff including wikieducator users; Mark Osborne and Mary Robinson.  I started my teaching career at Manurewa High School in a very strong science faculty under the leadership of Christine Howard. 

I was an executive member and treasurer of New Zealand Association of Science Educators from 1998-2006 and have been involved in Curriculum and Assessment development throughout my career.


I love learning.....love it, love it, love it!

Formally - I have a BSc from Auckland University and a Diploma in Teaching from the Auckland College of Education.  Informally - my education is ongoing... I enjoy learning every day, from all sorts of people.

I have been involved in a lot of professional development - pedagogy, literacy, thinking, IT and Te Kotahitanga.  I am starting a Masters in Teaching and Learning at Massey University in the second half of the year.

My Interests


in no particular order...

  • Nature of Science in New Zealand Curriculum
  • Student Centred Learning (personalised learning)
  • Motivation and Engagement
  • Leadership and empowering teachers

...and the role of technology in all of the above...


  • My Family
  • New Zealand Ecology
  • Tramping
  • Reading
  • Most sports
  • Having a beer with my work colleagues on a Friday 

Physics Resources

Muriwai Field Trip  this resource guides year 12 students reinforces basic wave properties using a field trip.  Any beach where waves are clearly visible would work, particularly if there is clifftop access for viewing.

Reading List

Books I am reading right now...

My Sandbox

My sandbox

Comments from my WikiNeighbours

(Comment.gif: Great to see somebody which such great enthusiasm here. Welcome aboard and congratulations to your achievements on this platform. Warm wishes --Patricia Schlicht 21:41, 9 April 2010 (UTC))