Kia ora, ko Kirsty toku ingoa (hello, my name is Kirsty)
My husband and I moved down to Tauranga mid 2009 and I have been working as a part of the St Peters teaching team since then.
Early Childhood education has been a change for me from working as a graphic designer – but it has been a positive experience and I am enjoying working in a team environment teaching children. Empowering and guiding children in their learning and development, supporting them in becoming increasingly confident in their own abilities and encouraging them to be ‘lifelong learners’ (Te Whaariki, Ministry of Education, 1996, p40) is important to me.
I completed my Graduate Diploma in Teaching – Early Childhood Education through the University of Waikato and am fully registered.