Learn more about our team of qualified teachers  at Te Whare Ako Childcare:

Ko Sandra

Angie

Anju

Karen

Elise

Tere

Hope

 

Sandra

 

Ko Sandra

I am the Manager of Te Whare Ako and I live with my husband Jeff. Between us we have four grown children, 1 grandchild and 3 fur babies! We enjoy going away in our motor home at weekends and travelling.

I have been an ECE teacher since 2000 and hold a degree in (ECE) Teaching and a Graduate Diploma Specialist Teaching - Early Intervention. I worked for 18 years in Kindergarten before making the great decision to join the Te Whare Ako whānau. 

I am a true advocate for children of all cultures and ages and love to "yell from the rooftops" the importance of quality education and creating independent resilient people. 

Angie

Angie

Ciao! My name is Angie and I am the team leader at Te Whare Ako. I am living in Waiwhetu with my partner Solomon, my stepsons Luca and Theo, our flatmate Ben and our cat Molly. And yes, the cat is the boss in our house.

I was born in Italy, did my music degree in Vienna and my graduate diploma in teaching in Wellington. Te Whare Ako is an amazing place for our tamariki. I love the diversity of language and culture we all share on a daily basis. 

 

anju

Anju

I am AnjuPreet Manocha married to Umesh Manocha and a mother of two grown ups who are 15 and 19 years old. I came to New Zealand in 2011. I did my Graduate Diploma of Teaching Early Childhood Education from Victoria University in 2013. I enjoy working with children and listening to them. It fascinates me how children learn and explore things and share their learning through different experiences. I want to be part of their learning journey and make it our learning journey.  

Karen

Karen

Kio ora, my name is Karen.

I am married to Kevin and between us we have 5 grown up children and 2 grandchildren. My main interests are ten pin bowling, walking and gardening.

I have been a teacher since 1999 and hold a degree in Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (ECE) through Canterbury University.

I love being an early childhood teacher because I feel I make a lifelong impression on young children's lives. When I see a child's eyes light up when they learn something new or make an exciting discovery about something, it just makes my day! Our tamariki (children) are so precious. I love working with them every day and watching them grow into responsible, independent and confident learners. 

Elise

Elise

Kia ora!

My name is Elise. I live in Pauatahanui with my partner and Jack Russell dog. I love the outdoors, shopping, music and cooking. I was a nanny for three years which inspired me to become a teacher. I am excited to get to know the whānau and tamariki at Te Whare Ako

Tere

Tere

Tena koutou

Ko Tere Rogers toku ingoa

Ko Terrence toku papa

Ko Bonnie toku Mama

Ko Te Whare Ako to kura

Tena koutou, tena koutou, tena koutou katoa.

 

Hope

Hi I'm Hope,

I am currently completing my second year of my early childhood teaching degree at Open Polytechnic.

Teaching has always been a passion of mine. I have always wanted to teach and nurture young children but my real encouragement to finally pursue it was my 4 year old daughter Mackenzie who also attends Te Whare Ako. 

I am excited to put all my fresh knowledge and ideas into practice and to watch and encourage the tamariki grow and develop into confident, competent learners!

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