Introducing a new high school teacher at NCS
Meet Mrs. Maggie Farlie, a new high school teacher at Nanaimo Christian School! Here are 7 things you need to know about her.
1. What’s your job title at NCS?
High school teacher for grade 9 & 10 science, grade 9-11 math & psychology 11.
2. Tell us a bit about your work before coming to NCS.
This is my 24th year of teaching, although it doesn’t feel that long. Before moving to the beautiful British Columbia I taught just outside of Toronto in Mississauga. My last school I taught at was a co-ed school of 1875 students. I’ve taught many different courses over the years, with my last placement full-time in the science department where I met a lot of wonderful people who became my school family.
3. What do you love most about the type of work you do?
I love understanding how students learn and helping them to succeed. That is what makes me happy. I like spending time working with others and I am looking forward to working with all of my NCS colleagues to fulfill our school’s mission. I am thankful for the warm welcome I received from the staff and I am looking forward to offering that warm welcome to my students.
4. If you were an animal, what animal would you be? Why?
I would love to be a dolphin. I could then swim in an open ocean with my pod, and jump over the waves.
5. What’s your secret talent or party trick?
I used to work on a movie set doing make-up after I graduated from Sheridan College many, many, many years ago. ;) Before that I drove a tractor learning to become a farmer. It’s a long story …
6. What are your hobbies?
I love to knit, sew and cook.
7. What’s one thing God has been teaching you this year?
God’s been putting a lot of lessons on my heart over the last few years about trust, patience and compassion. The verse that I turn to regularly to reflect on and each time I learn a different nugget of wisdom via my life experience is Galatians 5:22-23 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.”