I am a recently qualified teacher and have worked at Riverton Childcare since 2009. I love being a part of this amazing community and making connections with the amazing families who live here. I consider myself to be a loving and nurturing kaiako who thrives on making genuine connections with the people I meet. I am passionate about strengthening my use and knowledge of te reo Māori and incorporating this throughout the day, helping to normalize our native language.
My strength as a teacher is my ability to form genuine, reciprocal relationships with whānau and ngā tamariki. I aim to bring calm and happiness to each day, and to add to the learning environment providing fun and meaningful experiences for all to enjoy.
Kia ora. I am married with 3 daughters. I have been an early childhood teacher since 1998, teaching at Riverton Childcare since 2013.
I believe that all tamariki are active learners and teachers should provide experiences that are meaningful to the tamariki that enhance their learning and development, so they are can grow up as competent and confident learners and communicators.
I feel teachers need to believe in tamariki and encourage the tamariki to develop high self esteem and confidence to be able to achieve what the child sets out to do.
I feel that the tamariki's learning journey also benefits from positive, trustworthy and respectful relationships. Through these relationships the child gains a sense of trust and well- being, giving them the confidence to express themselves freely.
I look forward to being part of your child's journey within early childhood education.
Hi. I'm Joel. I was a first day boy when Riverton Childcare opened back in 2003. I have grown and learnt a lot since then but I am really happy to be back as a teacher's aide working alongside the tamariki, creating great memories with them. I believe that the key to successful learning is strong relationships and I work hard to establish shared relationships with the tamariki. I am interested in what they are interested in, and I focus on the positive as often as I can. I enjoy the variety that working at Childcare brings, seeing the joy on the tamariki faces when they achieve something they have previously struggled with. I like to encourage the children to give everything a go, and I support them when the going gets tough.
In my free time I like to 'game' online with my friends and I am a youth leader with ICBC Ignite Youth.
Kia ora my name is Quin Arthur and I finished high school in 2018. I had no experience in early childhood when I first started but I have been learning more and more every single day since joining in early 2019. I plan on studying early childhood in the future to further develop my teaching skills.
My favourite part of working with tamariki is getting to interact with the tamariki by asking them questions and finding out that every day is different for them and that every child has a different day to others.
In my free time I like to spend time with my friends and family. I am actively involved in the Riverton taekwondo club where I help teach young tamariki the basics and help them develop their skills.
I was born in South Otago, Lovells Flat and raised in Central Otago in Tarras. I moved to Roxburgh in my late teens and lived overseas for a couple of years before moving to Queenstown. I worked for ten years in hospitality, and then found early childhood education and went on to gain my qualification.
I have 18 years experience in ECE, managing two centres and co-owning one. I have taught in semi-rural centres in Roxburgh, Cromwell, and Alexandra before moving south. My move south was for a change in lifestyle and scenery.
I have one grown son and am close to my extended family.