Vicky has worked in the education sector for the past 18 years. Prior to becoming a primary teacher specialising in art in 2001 (BA Hons Art QTS), Vicky was a music tutor in England.
From there she worked in several schools in New Zealand and was involved in schools arts curriculum development. In 2010 Vicky was employed at Clearview Primary as a foundation staff member and teacher in charge of music where she relished the challenge to develop a music department and implement a music curriculum across the whole school.
Over the last 6 years, Vicky has worked independently as an Art Educator and currently offers a selection of after school art classes for both adults and children. More recently she has become the founder of Primary Art Ideas – a web based platform for teachers to share their art ideas and become inspired by others. It is growing rapidly in popularity and has been a great forum to connect and share with other creative minds.
The opportunity to bring Vicky’s two passions together is a dream come true and she looks forward to increasing the classes she offers in both art and music to a wider range of age groups in the Selwyn district. ‘Creative Sparks’ studios will be a purposely designed for art and music education. The art studio will be fully equipped with easels and top quality art equipment, while the music studio will be used for keyboard and piano lessons. Vicky also looks forward to encouraging schools in the Canterbury district to use the new studio spaces for art enrichment programmes for their gifted, talented and passionate students.