My name is Shona and I have worked in early childhood education for over 20 years and feel it is a privilege to work with children of all ages and cultures. With each and every day children amaze, inspire, teach me and put a smile on my face, with their wonderful ways of thinking and viewing of the world around them. I believe in holistic learning and development, where I enjoy helping to make children feel physically, socially and emotionally safe and satisfied in order to help them to reach and achieve their individual learning potential. I have a degree in Early Childhood Education through Victoria University, I am also a fully registered teacher.
Team Leader Room 1 & 2
Tena Koutou parents and whānau, I am the team leader of room one and two. I completed my Diploma in Early Childhood Education in 2009 through Te Tari Puna here in Masterton, although my teaching career began in 2004. I also have my full Teacher Registration.
I have a strong passion for creating relationships with parents and whānau to support the learning interests of the children and love supporting children’s natural ability to explore their environment developing a sense of belonging and self-worth.
Team Leader Room 3
Kia Ora I am the team leader of room three. I completed my Diploma in Early Childhood Education in 2005 through Te Tari Puna in Masterton; I also have my full Teacher Registration. Before my training I worked and trained as a nanny and senior caregiver for the elderly.
I have always had a passion to work with the young children and I find it very rewarding and a joy to be part of helping children to learn and develop. My interests are mat times, music and movement, literacy and I love to get outside in the playground using our large motor skills
Team Leader Room 4
Kia Ora I am the team leader of room four. I completed my Bachelor of Teaching Early Childhood Education, in 2013 through Te Tari Puna in Masterton; I also have my full Teacher Registration.
My passion is working with families and their children, working together to support children in their learning, meeting their aspiration why having fun in a supported happy learning environment. I am also passionate about Māori culture, values and beliefs, including whakapapa and bicultural practices.