Staff Corner – Mark Wilson

Mark Wilson who is best known as The Activity Guy at our Wellington campus joined Campbell in 2011 after traveling the world. In the past year he has been busy juggling teaching English and running the new Campbell activity programme.

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Tell us a bit about yourself prior to joining Campbell.

I’m a dyed-in-the-wool Wellingtonian, but I’ve travelled a lot around NZ and the world. After university I spent a year in the USA and a year in Europe, then I taught in South Korea for 6 years from 2002 to 2008, and in 2010 I taught in China at Shanghai Ocean University.

What do you think of Campbell students?

I love the global diversity of students here, and that they are always so inquisitive and friendly. It’s great to have such an interesting and intelligent student body, and I love the fact they they have such a strong sense of fellowship with each other.

What do you think of fellow teachers at Campbell?

My colleagues are committed, inspiring, intellectual … and entertaining! They are all so creative, friendly and dedicated to the students. We have a great sense of camaraderie and everyone is so helpful and supportive of each other.

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Most memorable story since you started teaching at Campbell.

When we had the charity auction in 2014, I remember teaching the assembly (about 120 students) some vocabulary about the auction. When I was demonstrating, I saw the light in the students’ eyes when they understood exactly what I meant, and I was so proud of them! Learning English is not easy, and when a large group of people can understand something so complicated, it really makes for great memories.