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Shelley Johnston

Shelley Johnston

Swim tutor

Kings swim school

West Melton, Christchurch

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Kings swim school

Swim tutor

Planned lessons for children and adults to learn to swim. Designed lessons and managed children in their lessons, helping parents swim with their children. Supervised other tutors and assessed children to move them to the correct level. Booked lessons over the phone and internet and worked with schools and teachers to provide swim programmes. Worked with physics and therapists to design programmes for children and young adults with special needs

Career medium 01
Career
Career medium 01

Chris Ruth Centre

Peer Support Worker

Support work for young adults who have challenging behaviours. My main role was to find jobs and activities for these young people to be involved in. I would work with them and their families to help them find work, housing, and prepare reports and individual plans to help them achieve their goals.

Career

Thorrington School

Teachers assistant, teacher

I began working at Thorrington school as an assistant to the deputy principal, I would type reports, help prepare resources and work with the children who had special needs and required extra support with their learning. I worked here while I studied for a teaching diploma and upon finishing my diploma I applied and was successful in gaining work as a beginning teacher. I worked there for two years and registered as a teacher, leaving to go overseas to travel and work in the UK.

Career medium 05
Career
Education medium 01

Christchurch Teachers College

Diploma of teaching and learning, Education

Gained a teaching diploma to work in the primary education sector, specialising in special education and computing. Worked with children aged 3-12 years old in a variety of schools in Canterbury.

Education

Christchurch polytechnic

Certificate in travel and tourism, Tourism, Japanese language studies

Upon graduating high school I completed a certificate in tourism gaining valuable customer service, and information technology skills. I was very interested in Japanese and learnt this language at high school, completing an exchange in
Japan to improve my language skills. After graduating I worked in retail stores and travel agencies before going to teachers college .

Education medium 03
Education