Meet Mr Woodfield

Attempting to build a sandcastle in the desert

Happy New Year! I hope you have all managed to have a safe and relaxing summer holiday! I was lucky enough to spend my Christmas and the New Year with family - first in England, and then in Saudi Arabia! In England I visited old churches and cathedrals, museums and art galleries, and found some fantastic book shops! In Saudi Arabia, I explored old ruined villages, fossicked for fossils in the desert, and saw a traditional Arabic display of falconry!

My name is Thomas Woodfield, and this is my second year at Reremoana School. Last year I taught Years 3 and 4, and this year I'm teaching Years 4 and 5!

I was born and raised in Christchurch, and apart from two years in Singapore, I spent my primary and secondary educational years there. I chose to move to Auckland to study classical singing and history of music at the University of Auckland. After finishing my degree, I decided to study teaching.

In my family, my two older sisters are teachers, my mum is a teacher, two of my aunts are teachers, and two of my grandparents are teachers! So it wasn’t a surprise when I decided to follow teaching.

Literacy and The Arts are my particular passions. I believe strongly in providing opportunities for students to develop enthusiasm for learning through encouraging creativity, imagination, and divergent thinking. When I have some spare time, I love to read a good book or relax in front of a movie. I also enjoy watching sport - especially American Football!

If you need to contact me, my email is, or you can find me in Room 16 after school apart from Mondays and Tuesdays when we have staff meetings. I’m certain that 2016 is going to be a fantastic year of fun and learning, and I can’t wait to meet you all!