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.
My name is Tara, I am married with 2 children.
I am a fully registered teacher and have been teaching in early childhood for over 17 years.
My interests at work are creating heuristic play baskets for the babies and collecting items for loose part play so that children can create, use their imagination and develop problem solving skills.
In my spare time i love spending time with my family, Swimming, reading, colouring and walking.
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.
Hello my name is Gail, I have been here for 13 years.
I love being able to interact and cuddle with all the children whilst providing them with delicious food.
The families, staff and children are all a vital part of the centre.
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.
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.
TEACHER - 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.
Q. TEACHER - OVER 2'S
My name is Janet Dela Cruz, married with three children.
I am a loving, patient and passionate teacher, I have had twenty three years of experience working with primary and ECE aged children.
Flexible, adoptable and devoted to helping children think creatively, solve problems independently and respect themselves and others.
I want to continue to influence children’s lifelong love of learning.
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!
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.
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 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.
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.
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.