koru.jpgAbout 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)
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.
Lisa
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.
Mandy
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.

Tracy
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.
Toni
Hi I am Lisa. I have worked at Surrey Park since 1999. I am a registered teacher with a bachelor of teaching in ECE. I enjoy shopping in my spare time.
Te Rangi
Kia ora my name is Terangi I am a qualified Kaiako doing long term relieving in the Koru room
Penny
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.