About Te Whare Koru
Nau mai, haere mai te whare Koru. The koru is based on the shape of an unfurling fern frond. The significance of the name "koru" to our room is the symbolism of new life, growth and strength.
Koru also signifies peace and tranquillity which is the atmosphere we strive to provide for our young tamariki. We value calm peaceful environments where respect is the fundamental key to building trusting relationships with the children and their families
The fern shape unfolds naturally and we are passionate about Infants being capable, natural explorers who are unfolding their learning and developing in their own time and space.
Te Whare Koru Staff
Christine (Team Leader)
Kia ora I am Christine . I have been working at Surrey Park Early Learning Centre since 1996. I am a registered kaiako with a Bachelor of Teaching in ECE. I am the TeamLleader in this room. I have 3 delightful children who keep me very busy and entertained. I work on Monday to Thursday.
My name is Lisa and I have worked at this centre since 1999. I am passionate about providing respectful, quality education for children in their early years. I enjoy working in partnership with families/whanau, with a strong emphasis on building whakawhanautanga / relationships.
Hi I am Mandy. I began working at Surrey Park Early Learning Centre in April 2010. I am married and have 2 daughters both at school. I enjoy walking and spending time with my family.
Hi my name is Tracy. I am a registered teacher with a Bachelor of Teaching in ECE. I have two children. I enjoy spending time with family, my cats and dogs and am currently renovating my house.
Kia ora my name is Toni and I am a qualified Kaiako with a Bachelor of Teaching in Early Childhood Education. I love reading and gardening and going for walks.
Kia ora my name is Terangi I am a qualified Kaiako doing long term relieving in the Koru room
Hi I’m Penny. I am qualified Kaiako with a Bachelor of Teaching ECE. I love spending time with my daughter and going on family adventures.