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 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.
Hi I am Mandy. I began working at Surrey Park Early Learning Centre in April 2010. I am married and have 2 daughters. I enjoy walking and spending time with my family.
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.
Hi I’m Penny. I am qualified Kaiako with a Bachelor of Teaching ECE. I love spending time with my family and going on family adventures.
Kia ora, Ko Michelle toku ingoa. I first started at Surrey Park Early Learning Centre Inc in 2006 and have completed my bachelor’s in early childhood education. My interests include Health and Well-Being, Music and just getting together with loved ones. I have a partner Craig and a cheeky son Eli, who was born in 2017. We enjoy taking our dog, Ned for walks during the weekends and just getting out and about when possible. I look forward to getting to know you and your whānau throughout your time at Surrey Park.
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 Tracy. I am a registered teacher with a Bachelor of Teaching in ECE. I have two adult children. I enjoy spending time with family, my cats and dogs and am currently renovating my house.