OUR TEAM

GINA

HEAD TEACHER - OVER 2'S

Kia Ora koutou, ko Gina ahau. 

I have been working in Early Childhood for over 15 years. I have 2 wonderful children who I absolutely adore and always look forward to family time where we spend time at the lakes and beach.  

 

At the core of my teaching is an enthusiasm for exposing our tamariki to experiences and tools that allow them to test their understanding of information, ideas and concepts, strengthen and encourage new capabilities to emerge and become “competent, confident learners” who are connected to the world around them. 

SHARON

OFFICE MANAGER

TESSA

QUALIFIED CHEF

Hello my name is Sharon, I am married with 3 children and I have been with Bizzy Bodz for a year.

I am excited about helping children learn, grow confidence and become effective communicators and negotiators.

I believe every child is unique and they learn in different ways - it is about happiness, joy and a sense of belonging.

PAM

COOK

Hi – I am Pam Cotter.


I have been here in Huntly for 16 years, working here for 11 years.
I have 5 sons and 4 glorious grandchildren.


I love gardening, cooking and am really enjoying time supporting our teachers and children.

My job at Bizzy Bodz is to Cook, encourage and teach our tamariki about what we all love most in our lives, FOOD!!

 

I am also a mum to a beautiful girl who is 2 turning 21, I've been a qualified chef working in restaurants and cafes for the last 7 years, catering to 100s of people, before becoming a mum and finding a new passion in Children's nutrition and Health.

KATHLEEN

Q. TEACHER - UNDER 2'S

Hi I’m Kathleen and I’ve been teaching for 11 years, 9 of those at Huntly Kidz.

 

I’m a born and bred Huntly girl and love that I get to give back to my community everyday. I love teaching because I get to be a part of each child’s learning journey, help them grow and follow their interests.

 

I love all things vintage and traveling, especially to South East Asia.

 

I believe strong, caring relationships between teachers, children and whanau are the core of children’s well-being and growth.

CHARLEEN

TEACHER/3RD YR STUDENT - UNDER 2'S

Kia Ora ko Charleen toku ingoa,

I have been here at Bizzy Bodz since 2013 and really love it!

I'm very passionate about implementing te reo maori in my everyday curriculum and teaching our tamariki to be the best that they can be.

 

I am a mother of five beautiful children, that I love spending quality time with when I'm not working.

SEINI

Q. TEACHER - OVER 2'S

Mālo e lelei, my name is Seini. 


I come from a Tongan background and am the only girl of five brothers.

 

My passion for working with children began at a very young age and has only grown over the years.

 

I have worked for Bizzy Bodz for over a year and have enjoyed every second of it. 

VITY

Q. TEACHER - OVER 2'S

Kia Ora, my name is Vity.

I appreciate this opportunity working with our Bizzy Bodz family.

I love crafting, photo and video editing.

I believe all children learn and develop at their own pace.

Our teaching team will work together to provide a stimulating environment that supports the developmental stages of each child.

MARK

Q. TEACHER - OVER 2'S

Kia Ora koutou, ko Mark toku ingoa. I am very happily married with 3 wonderful adult children. 

 

My passion and skills lie with music, magic (science) and technology - my ukulele, book of science experiments and tools go with me everywhere! My enthusiastic teaching style means I am usually the ‘biggest kid in the sandpit”!

 

I am also passionate about challenging tamariki to develop their own theories about how and why things work the way they do – there are no wrong answers, ideas, or theories! Let the fun begin!

 

SHAZIYA

TEACHER - ROOM FLOATER

Kia Ora, Assalam waalikum, My name is Shaziya, I live in Huntly.

I am married and have two children. I have had four productive years of teaching in Bizzy Bodz Early Learning Centre.

I enjoy working with and alongside children. I am responsible for caring for and educating young children whilst fostering their development.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, especially when we go for long drives.

TYNA

Q. TEACHER - OVER 2'S

Kia Ora and greetings to you all,

My name is Florentyna Ahio and I have been working as a teacher in the childcare industry since 2015 and I love teaching and learning with a passion.

I am happily married and have a three year old who keeps me busy every single day! I love pasta and I am in the process of trying to live a healthy lifestyle!

I love many things about being a teacher but two things that I value most are;

The child's emotional well-being: I strongly believe that we can make a difference in children's lives through supporting and nurturing them to become socially and emotionally, culturally and relationally secure. This is important because "being able to feel safe with other people is the single most important aspect of mental health" - Bessel van der Kolk.

Quality of Education: Each child is unique in their own way and their play is the window to their minds. "Play is the highest form of research" - Albert Einstein. I believe in providing children with meaningful experiences that enhances their prior knowledge and skills which helps them to make sense of their world.

I look forward to meeting you and your precious little one.

MEG

RELIEVER

Kia Ora, My name is Meg and I live in Auckland.

I have previously worked for Bizzy Bodz After School Care and Holiday Programmes and have since had the pleasure of working alongside the ECE teachers here in Huntly.

I really enjoy working alongside the children in Huntly and have been a part of the team since May 2019.

I currently am studying a Vet Nursing degree in Auckland and during my free time I spend time with my friends.

MANISHA

RELIEVER/3RD YR STUDENT

My name is Manisha Mamt Singh. I am originally from Fiji.

I moved to Huntly in 2016 with my family after living in Auckland.

My favourite free time activities are spending time with my family, playing video games and watching movies.

I am a student at Manukau Institute of Technology studying Early Childhood Education.

Working with children is my passion especially toddlers and young children. My philosophy on teaching children is to listen to understand what they want to do, to provide them with the love and support and to encourage them to do better. the access to proper equipment can help children develop better skills for the future.

CONTACT

US

GISBORNE: 06-868-4872

GISBORNE@BIZZYBODZEDUCARE.CO.NZ

 

HUNTLY: 07-828-8145

HUNTLY@BIZZYBODZEDUCARE.CO.NZ

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VISIT

US

GISBORNE: 

MONDAY - FRIDAY: 7.30-5.30

804 GLADSTONE ROAD, TE HAPARA, GISBORNE

HUNTLY:

MONDAY - FRIDAY: 7.00 - 5.30

7 GEORGE DRIVE, HUNTLY