Nina Haavi

PYP Norwegian teacher

I feel very privileged and excited to be joining the GIS team from August 2017. I am a native Norwegian who recently moved back to Gjøvik after having lived in the UK for 15 years. I studied in London for four years and obtained a bachelor degree in Internet Computing. I then moved to Macclesfield, near Manchester, where I worked for six years in an IT company. Whilst there I ran some customer training sessions for new software and realised I thoroughly enjoyed the teaching aspect of my work. It was hardly a surprise as I come from a family of teachers. Having completed a PGCE in the UK I then worked for two years before moving to Norway where I worked in Vestre Toten before going on maternity leave.

Outside the classroom I am a busy mother of three who enjoys running and exploring the local area on foot, on skiis or by bike.

“I believe that education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” I aim to inspire my students to became motivated and independent learners, and to make every student in my class feel valued and appreciated.