Kia ora whānau! I am Ms. Eleanor Adviento, and I am excited to get to know you as my student or as the caregiver of my student this year.

My Background

I was born in Manila, Philippines but moved to Auckland in 2002 with my parents and older sister. I adapted well to kiwi living and the school system.

I have a lot of energy, and as a young person I put that into singing, playing the violin, acting, and Curling (the sport). I actually represented New Zealand at events like the 2012 Youth Olympic Games and 2018 World Championships as a player, and 2018 World Junior Championships as a commentator!

At the University of Auckland I studied a Bachelor of Science majoring in Biomedical Science. I continued with a Postgraduate Diploma, and finished with a Master of Biomedical Science conducting my research in the field of Reproductive Science. While I was deciding if I wanted to continue with a PhD, I worked as a research assistant in the field of Reproductive Science, and Bone & Joint Medicine.

I ultimately decided that I wanted to become a teacher, so I studied a Master of Teaching and Education Leadership, funded by the Ako Matātupu Teach First scholarship. Best decision of my life so far!

My Teaching Goal

As a teacher, my goal is help students gain the experience and skills they need to become independent, resourceful, and resilient life-long learners.

To do this I must:

  • Establish a positive and strong triadic relationship between teacher, student, and caregiver.

  • Get to know who my students are so their learning experiences can be suited to their needs.

  • Create open channels of communication with students and caregivers, so expectations are clear.

  • Provide a safe space for students and caregivers to share their culture, without judgement.

I hope this has given you an insight into my world. Please feel free to stop by my room in S7 in the Science building, or email eadviento@masseyhigh.school.nz if you have any questions.

Have you heard of this famous saying?

"When life gives you lemons, make lemonade."

It is used to encourage optimism and a positive can-do attitude when the going gets tough. Lemons suggest sourness or difficulty in life; making lemonade is turning them into something positive.

Throughout the 2021, a few lemons may get hurled at you. So I want this website, Lemonade-Ed, to be the space you can rely on to find the information you need to make lemonade.

If the information you are looking for is not here, please reach out to me in person or email me on eadviento@masseyhigh.school.nz and I will point you in the right direction!