This week we are pleased to introduce Ms Louisa Johns Senior Biology, Science, PDHPE and BT teacher, Bethuel Opety and Jessica Akaripa, Year 11 students present their interview of Ms Johns.
OLSH International teacher for four years and counting, Ms Louisa Johns paints a picture of a committed and reliable member of the OLSH community. Hailing from the Autonomous Region of Bougainville and East New Britain, she finds the OLSH community to be a prosperous and stimulating learning environment. She believes the school is progressing positively in the sense that it is managing its tests and trials with the utmost capability it possesses, upholding the 3As (Appearance, Attendance and Application) and the high OLSH standards of learning.
It is also Ms Johns’ perspective that OLSH is equipped with the assets that would move the system of learning forward in the future. With admiration Ms Johns expresses her sentiments regarding the overall performances of the students and their upbeat approach towards the pedagogy that is offered and provided by the school. She further says spending time with her students makes her happy.
She is personally grateful to the school for its support. Ms Johns is an innovative intellectual with an outstanding good taste for modern, traditional, abstract and all the other artwork she teaches. Apart from her passion and creativity in arts, she is an exceptional biology and PDHPE teacher as well as an encouraging Pastoral Coach, always urging her students to perform to the best of their abilities. Ms Johns advice and maxims are resonant as they are valuable and true to life.
Apart from her usual teaching routine, Ms Johns likes second handing and gardening mostly in her free time and is always keen on learning new things. She loves eating her local dishes of mumu and aigir and loves the New Ireland delicacies of all foods fish, especially creamed and fried. There’s really a lot more to Ms Johns than what meets the eyes of the OLSH community.
Ms Johns has been at OLSH for many years now and has many fond memories over the years about our school. Something that always intrigues her about OLSH is the students’ performance. Over the past few years, she has seen students coming and going and how well they turn out to be when they leave compared to when they first came. There is always a significant mark that OLSH leaves on students both in their domestic and academic lives. Personally from her perspective, this is all reaped from the hardworking teachers who tirelessly work, giving in their free time towards providing a quality education to the students of OLSH.
Ending her interview there is a message Ms Johns would like to get across to the students. She says confidently, “attitude plus effort will get you wherever you want to go”. Simple!
Ms John is a wonderful teacher who is always open to students when it comes to interactive teaching. It really is surprising to get to know her a little bit more so we the students can relate to her not just as a teacher to us but as someone we may share our common interests with and get along well with to strengthen our student-teacher bonds with her as well as with the rest of the teachers and staff of OLSH to truly become a school of unity.
Jessica Akaripa & Bethuel Opety