Kindergarten & Care



I te taha ō tōku pāpā

Ko Piripiri tōku Maunga

Ko waitohi tōku Awa

Ko Waitohi tōku Waka

Ko Waikawa tōku Marae

Ko Te Atiawa tōku iwi

Nō Upper Hutt Ahau

Kei Tikokino Tōku Kainga

Ko Darren Myles Tōku Pāpā

Ko Elizabeth  Mansell tōku Māmā

Ko Gracie Myles tōku Tamaiti

Ko Rachelle Petch tōku ingoa

My name is Rachelle Petch (Myles) and I live in Tikokino with my husband and daughter. We live on a dairy farm that my husband is employed at. I’ve been teaching for over 10 years and have been qualified since 2013 (Bachelor of Teaching ECE) and am fully registered.

I have been teaching in Hastings for the past 10 years but have moved closer to home to spend more time with my beautiful daughter, Gracie, who started school in 2018.

I am passionate about art and often do this as a hobby in my spare time. I share my knowledge with the children and give opportunities for them to explore new experiences.



Tēnā koutou kātoa,
Ko Ruahine te Pae Maunga
Ko Manawatu tōku/te Awa
Nō Maharahara aha.
Kei Waipukurau tōku kainga
Ko Budge Short tōku Pāpā
Ko Josephine Bradley tōku Māmā
Ko Jo Bourke tōku ingoa.
Nō reira, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā tātou katoa


Kia ora, my name is Jo Bourke. 

I am from Maharahara in Dannevirke.  I live on a lifestyle block in Lindsay Road with my partner.  My teaching career began with my involvement in Playcentre when I came to live in CHB and from there trained with Massey College at an outpost in Napier where I completed my Diploma Of Teaching.

My passion is building strong, authentic relationships as the key to knowing families and their children and in building a sense of belonging. 

  I have a love of science, art, physical education, animals and nature.  I love to challenge children’s thinking through my teaching, their physical development and build on their wonder and awe of learning.  Through this engagement I  work at building a life-long love  of learning and  citizenship.





Gillian Morris