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
Hi I am Christine . I joined the Surrey Park Early Learning Centre Team in 1996. I am a registered teacher with a Bachelor of Teaching in ECE. I am the team leader 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.
Kia ora, my name is Jacque. I have been teaching at Surrey Park Early Learning Centre since 1993. I like to encourage children to be confident happy and settled in the learning environment and to develop their full potential to be life long learners.
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 I’m Jenny and I have been working at Surrey Park since 2002. In my spare time I like going for walks and spending time with my nieces.
Hi my name is Donna. I have been at Surrey Park since 2002. I am married with two adult children. I like spending time with family in my spare time.