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.







My name is Gilli Morris, and I am very happy to join the team in the Senior Kindergarten.

I moved from Auckland five years ago and have been working part time as session support at Playcentre for the last 3.5 years as well as being nanny for a local family. After working in a community centre crèche and a full day care centre in Auckland

I have three adult children, 2 boys and a girl and 2 granddaughters.

I live at Ashcott on 2.5 acres, with my partner, 3 large dogs, one small grey cat and 5 chickens. I am an avid gardener, knitter, sewer, felter, cook, enjoy puzzles with a cup of coffee and walking the dogs along the river.

I feel privileged to be a part of your children’s learning adventures.

Sharing time, knowledge and skills, and building trusting consistent relationships are important to me. As they explore their interests, ensuring they have access to the resources that enable them to extend these are also important. I enjoy projects ‘over time’ providing opportunities for a child to slow down and take time, to know that they don’t have to do it all in ten minutes that it will be there to work on again tomorrow.

I look forward to getting to know you all and collaborating with you on your child’s learning journey.



Tēnā koutou katoa 

Ko Tararua te  Pae Maunga

Ko Manawatū te Awa.

Nō Palmerston North ahau

Kei Waipukurau  tōku kainga 

Ko William raua ko Christopher ōku Koru.

Ko Joyce raua ko Maureen ōku Kuia.

Ko Bryan tōku Pāpā

Ko Kathy tōku Māmā

Ko Rachael raua ko Shari raua ko Amanda raua ko Morgan ōku teina

Ko  Kaycie Fletcher tōku ingoa 

Nō reira, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā tātou katoa


Kia ora my name is Kaycie Fletcher and I live in Waipukurau. I previously worked as a kaiako in Middle Kindergarten for four years. I have spent the last two years in the UK working as a nanny and nursery teacher. I hold a Bachelor of Education (teaching) early years 0-8 from Massey University and full registration.


I am passionate about children, their learning and their development. I value the importance of children learning through play and meaningful relationships in a welcoming enriching environment. I enjoy watching and being a part of the learning process of exploring, empowering and encouraging children to see and reach their potential. Seeing their milestones and light bulb moments is a privilege and one of the best parts of teaching.


As a kaiako in Senior Kindergarten I look forward to developing positive relationships with our young tamariki and their whānau and learning alongside them.