Room 18 Teacher Bio

Kia ora. Welcome to Room 18’s website.  

My name is Ross Trafford.  I was born in Gisborne, on the sunny East Coast.  I have four brothers and we grew up on a sheep and cattle farm.  

Some of my childhood interests are still with me today.  I enjoy photography and tramping.  With friends, I’ve tramped most of the scenic Great Walks of New Zealand.  

Travelling is also another interest of mine and I enjoy filming the trips.  Seven years ago, I bought my first drone and this has now expanded to three.  I formed a New Zealand drone operators’  Facebook group and it is now the largest in N.Z., with over 4,800 members and growing.  I will be teaching interested Te Rapa students drone operating.

Going to the movies is another hobby that I really enjoy.  One of my favourite foods is…..a nut top ice cream!

Another career I have had was that of a forest ranger in exotic forestry, mainly logging.  

I look forward to meeting you during the school year.

Below is a video I filmed and edited of a recent trip to Rarotonga.  Play it in 1080p HD.  Enjoy.