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

FLOOR SUPPORT

NAOMI

QUALIFIED COOK

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.

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KATHLEEN

Q. TEACHER - OVER 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

Q. TEACHER - UNDER 2'S

Kia Ora e te whanau,

Ko Charleen Kingi ahau.

No Raahui pokeka ahau, engari kei te noho ana ahau ki Kirikiriroa aneianei.

I have been here at Bizzy bodz early learning centre since 2013...

I'm very passionate about te reo Maori, Manaakitanga, Kotahitanga, whakawhanaungatanga into my daily practice. 

I have a partner Clayton Osborne which we have been together for 15 years and we have 6 beautiful children.

No reira nga mihi mahana Kia tatou katoa.

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.

QI QI

Q. TEACHER - OVER 2'S

Kia ora, I am Qiqi and teaching in Bizzy Bodz Early Learning Centre. I love travelling and travelled around the world. All these authentic experiences broadened my horizons and help me who I am.

I believe each child is unique, and they should be treated and respected as a whole person, mind, body, and spirit.

I also strongly believe that parent-teacher collaboration is key in successful education experience, and trustworthy is essential for building relationships with children and their families. ​

 

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.

MANDY

Q. TEACHER - UNDER 2'S

I believe that children learn best through play.

 

Relationships are paramount to everything that we do and that everything child no matter there cultural, social or economic situation ALL tamariki deserve to have the best and richest learning experience.

AMBER

U.Q RELIEVER - OVER 2'S

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MANISHA

Q. RELIEVER

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.