Our People

Stacey
Centre Manager

Kia Ora, I am Stacey, the Centre Manager for Active Explorers in Hokitika. I have my Diploma in Early Childhood Teaching and have over nine years’ worth of teaching experience. I am married with two beautiful children who keep me busy! I have spent my high school years growing up in Hokitika before completing my training in the North Island. As a teacher I am passionate about inspiring our tamariki to have a positive attitude towards learning. Creating a fun environment that encourages the children to learn with and alongside others is a strong value of mine. As a centre manager I am passionate about being there for our whᾱnau. Creating a warm and welcoming environment, where your child will thrive is everything I believe in. No matter where you come from you are not a stranger here. I am excited to meet you and your whᾱnau and look forward to supporting your child on their new learning adventure.

Casey
Head Teacher

Kia ora, I am Casey, a Hokitika local, born and breed West Coaster. I have been teaching here at Active Explorers Hokitika for over 10 years. I have my Bachelor of Teaching, Early Childhood. I am a passionate teacher who is interested in music, outdoors, creative arts, sports and photography. I love working with the toddlers because they are full of energy and explorers. The toddler age is such an important time to build trusting relationships as they begin to develop their sense of belonging and identity. Encouraging children to develop their awareness of themselves and the world around them. I look forward to meeting you and sharing a part of your child’s learning journey. 

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