Maîtresse Ania

Maîtresse Ania

Senior class - year 5 and 6

“Bonjour! My name is Ania Sbai. I am bilingual French-Polish. I grew up in Poland, and did my master’s degree in France…

“Bonjour! My name is Ania Sbai. I am bilingual French-Polish. I grew up in Poland, and did my master’s degree in France (Toulouse, Linguistics). After 10 years of teaching linguistics and French as a foreign language in university and at private schools, I decided to become a French primary school teacher. After one year at the French bilingual unit at Richmond Road School, I was privileged to start the new French bilingual unit at Birkdale North School in 2012, starting with only seven students. My husband and I have two children: Leo (13 years old) and Lidia (11 years old). At home, we speak two languages: French and Polish. We moved to New Zealand twelve years ago and we love its nature.”