Kindergarten & Care  




Ko Trent te Awa

Ko Nottingham te Ngahere

Nō Eastwood Ahau

Kei Waipawa Tōku Kāinga ināianei

Ko Michael Draper Tōku Papa

Ko Paula Reeves Tōku Mama

Ko Ellie Harper Tōku Tamaiti

Ko Jessica Draper Ahau  

 My name is Jess Draper.  I graduated from Open Polytechnic with a Bachelor of Teaching (ECE) in 2015. However, I took  two years away from teaching to raise my daughter Ellie.

I am originally from Nottingham in England and moved to New Zealand with my parents and brother in 2006. After spending a year in Auckland we moved down to Waipawa  and have been there ever since, now with my partner and our daughter.

I feel very privileged to now be working alongside  the children of Middle kindergarten as they grow and become capable and confident learners and to be leading our team.







Ko Mt Ruapehu tōku Maunga

Ko Tasman Sea Tōku te Moana

Ko Whanganui tōku Awa

Ko Kevin Simpson Tōku Pāpā

Ko Lynda Davey tōku Māmā

Ko Zak Simpson-Halstead tōku Tamaiti

Ko Kavarn Simpson tōku ingoa


Kia ora my name is Kavarn Simpson.

I live in Waipukurau with my son Zak.  I am originally from Hastings where my family live.

I am happy to be part of the Middle Kindergarten team as an unqualified kaiako.   In the future I would be very eager to upskill and undertake my Early Childhood training.  I have been part of Scallywaggs for a number of years both in the OSCAR programme and relieving.

I have a love of art, music and animals and I look forward to sharing my knowledge and passions with the Middle Kindergarten tamariki.