Meet the Team

Learn more about our team of qualified teachers  at Te Whare Ako Childcare.

 

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Ko Sandra

I am the Manager of Te Whare Ako and I live with my husband Jeff. Between us, we have four grown children, 2 grandchild and 4 fur babies! We enjoy going away in our motor home at weekends and travelling.

I have been an ECE teacher since 2000 and hold a degree in (ECE) Teaching and a Graduate Diploma Specialist Teaching - Early Intervention. I worked for 18 years in Kindergarten before making the great decision to join the Te Whare Ako whānau. 

I am a true advocate for children of all cultures and ages and love to "yell from the rooftops" the importance of quality education and creating independent resilient people. 

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Angie

Ciao! My name is Angie and I am the team leader at Te Whare Ako. I am living in Waiwhetu with my partner Solomon, my stepsons Luca and Theo, our flatmate Ben and our cat Molly. And yes, the cat is the boss in our house.

I was born in Italy, did my music degree in Vienna and my graduate diploma in teaching in Wellington. Te Whare Ako is an amazing place for our tamariki. I love the diversity of language and culture we all share on a daily basis. 

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Anju

I am AnjuPreet Manocha married to Umesh Manocha and a mother of two grown-ups who are 15 and 19 years old. I came to New Zealand in 2011. I did my Graduate Diploma in Teaching Early Childhood Education from Victoria University in 2013. I enjoy working with children and listening to them. It fascinates me how children learn and explore things and share their learning through different experiences. I want to be part of their learning journey and make it our learning journey.  

 

Chloe 

Kia Ora, my name is Chloe Singh, a teacher here at Te Whare Ako. I am a mother to a little boy, Arlo and enjoy watching him grow. I studied my Teaching Degree in ECE at Victoria University, graduating in 2019. I had the pleasure of having a practicum here at Te Whare Ako where I built great relationships with the tamariki and kaiako.

My personal philosophy is one closely to what Te Whare Ako follows, I enjoy being a part of their learning journey watching their curiosity, interest, and gain confidence within themselves.