Here at Kids’ Domain we are very fortunate to regard our staff as gifts.  We have such a diverse group in our team - young, old, experienced, beginners, and many different ethnicities and beliefs represented in our preschool teachers.  Our diversity is seen as an asset within the centre rather than a challenge.  Teachers are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work.  This creates a strong sense of belonging for our teachers and this is evident in the way teachers stay here for many years.  We have a number of early childhood teachers from overseas who refer to this place as their extended whānau/family.  The well-being of our teachers is nurtured alongside that of our parents/children.   

LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT STAFF

Bridgette Towle

Centre Director

Shirlene Murphy 

Education Manager

(Acting Head Teacher Pounamu)

Laraine Tuaputa

Pedagogical Leader 

(Acting Head Teacher Aroha)

Shiree Meikle

Administration Manager

Ripeka Page

Head Teacher  Kereru 

(Currently on maternity leave)

 

Marguerite Moala

Co-Head Teacher    Aroha

(Currently on maternity leave)

Stephanie Samu

Co-Head Teacher Aroha

TEACHING STAFF

Pounamu Room

Agnes Topia

Teacher

Tayla McMurchy 

Teacher 

Yvonne Taylor

Teacher

Donna Veldkamp

Teacher

Chanel Martin

Teacher

Heidi Leung

Teacher

Atsushi Ukito

Teacher

Ritu Khanna

Teacher Assistant

(Currently on study leave)

Milan Hanak-Martin

Relief Teacher Assistant

 

 

Kereru Room

Michelle Teau

Teacher 

(Acting Head Teacher)

Amanda Aumua

Teacher

Eileen Smith

Teacher

Amita Khanna

Teacher

Moana Long

Teacher

Sandra Oh

Teacher

 

Gemma Rundle 

Teacher Assistant

 

Lakhwinder Kaur

Teacher Assistant

Nellie Peterson

Teacher Assistant

Aroha Room

Kim Varghese

Teacher

Mereseini Ravono

Teacher

Charlotte D’Silva

Teacher

Amanda Zhang

Teacher

Samantha Ashton

Teacher

Lin Lin

Teacher

Anna Jackson

Teacher Assistant

Dianne Saecker-Battley

Teacher Assistant

Dianne Saecker-Battley

Teacher Assistant

Lauren Lee 

Teacher Assistant

Angela Heape

Arts Specialist  

CHEFS

Manjit Kaur

Chef

Shania Hussein

Chef