Nelsonian returns home


As we near the end of the school year, there are a number of newer staff who we haven’t yet introduced. Read on as the Circuit school reporting team tracks them down to find out how they’re settling in.

Social sciences teacher Rachael Queree has been teaching at Nayland College for almost two terms and is loving it here.

“I’m really enjoying it, I really like this school,” she said.

Having lived in Nelson as a teenager, Miss Queree returns after teaching elsewhere for 15 years. In the meantime, she taught at other schools such as Opihi College in Temuka and Waimate High School near Timaru.

“It’s a bit different for me because I’ve been teaching at a small school previously, so I’m getting used to teaching at a large school.” 

Miss Queree has for the most part taught social sciences but has dabbled in other subjects such as history, ICT, and has been a dean at one point.

She has a unique process to keep a student on track. “My first thing is ‘have I explained this well enough, have I made this interesting and engaging enough?’”

In her free time, Rachael Queree enjoys walking her dog, gardening, eating out and exploring Nelson in general.

She is enjoying and adjusting to Nayland College and we wish you the best of luck! 

By student reporter Oscar McLean