Tēnā koutou kātoa,
Ko Ruahine te Pae Maunga
Ko Manawatu te Awa
Ko Takitimu tōku Waka
Ko Ngai Tahu te Iwi.
Nō Tamaki nui a rua ahau.
Kei Waipukurau tōku kainga
Ko Wayne McDonagh tōku Pāpā
Ko Linda Orbell tōku Māmā
Ko Michelle Mullins tōku ingoa
Nō reira, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā tātou katoa
Hi my name is Michelle Mullins and I am the Head Kaiako of the Graduation Kindergarten. I originate from Dannevirke and moved to Waipukurau with my three tamariki.
My teaching career began in 2002 where I completed a Bachelor of Teaching (ECE). Before returning to Waipukurau I gained further teaching experience in an early childhood centre in Perth, Australia.
I believe that education should be a fun experience whereby tamariki learn lifelong skills through their play in a safe and secure environment.
I strive to foster children's well-being and achieve this by building strong, reciprocal relationships with parents and whanau.
Ko wai tenei
I te taha toku matu
Ko Matemateonga te maunga
Ko Whangamomona te awa
Ko Whangamomona te Kainga
Ko Hemi toku matua
I te taha o toku whaene
Ko Te Ahua Turanga te maunga
Ko Pahiatua raua ko Eketahuna nga Kainga
Ko Carol Kinvig toku whaene
Ko Brent Fredric toku hua rangatira
Ko Amanda, Ko Krystina, Ko Joel, Ko Dylan toku nga tamariki
Ko Samantha, ko Milla, ko Noah, ko Micah toku nga mokopuna
Ko Michelle toku ingoa
My name is Shelly Fredric and people call me Shellz. I live here in Waipukurau with mu husband Fred and we have 3 adult children and 4 grandchildren.
I gained my ECE qualification in 2009 and from there I have worked in 3 centres in the Hastings area. Each centre assisted me in strengthening my understanding of the diversity of cultures and ethnicites within the community and how this impacts the learning of our tamariki.
I have a particular interest in carpentry and science and will enjoy sharing this with the tamariki and kaiako in Middle Kindergarten.
I am very excited to be teaching here in Waipukurau and look forward to working alongside you and your tamariki.
Kia ora koutou
Ko Wendy Douglas tōku ingoa,
E noho ana au kei Waipukurau inaianei,
Engari no Miranda au, i te rohe o Hauraki.
Ko Rangipo te maunga kei reira,
Ko Taramaire te awa,
Ko Tikapa te moana.
Ko Ben Philpotts tōku Tāne,
Ko Leila rāua ko Romy āku tamariki.
Hi everyone, my names Wendy Douglas, I live in Waipukurau now, but I'm from Miranda in the Hauraki district. Rangipo is the mountain there, Taramaire the river, and the Firth of Thames the sea. Ben is my partner and Leila and Romy my children.
Kia ora Whānau
Ko Ruahine te Maunga
Ko Tukituki te Awa
Nō Waipukurau ahau
Ko Dan tōku Tāne
Ko Eva raūa ko Mackenzie tōku ngā tamāhine
Ko Davidson tōku whānau
Ko Emma tōku ingoa
Nō reira tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa
Hi my name is Emma Davidson. I grew up here in Waipukurau and recently moved back from Auckland with my partner Dan and our 2 girls Eva and Mackenzie. We love being here and have settled back into small town life.
I graduated from The University of Canterbury with a Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning (Primary) in 2012. I have taught a range of different ages, although most of my experience has been in the junior school with new entrance and Year 1/2. I also have a Bachelor of Sport and Leisure from The University of Waikato.
I look forward to building positive relationships with parents and children alike to ensure we can reach their full potential before the transition to school.