Ruahine Kindergartens

A day in the life of a Teacher

Adrienne Cotterill - Teacher, Holyoake Kindergarten

I am passionate about teaching young children; I believe that I can make a difference. I enjoy guiding and watching them as they explore the world around them. Children are filled with curiosity. I get the chance to say "It's okay, you can do it!" or “Kia Kaha” (be strong) all the time. I watch as they learn about what is right and what is wrong. They inspire me to show them the possibilities in life and how to make it possible.

Showing children the way in life, showing them that I do care what life brings them and how I can help them in their learning journey. Working for RKA gives me opportunities to upskill and learn from others who are more knowledgeable. Having that Tuakana/Teina concept weaved throughout the RKA is Ka mau te wehi.

Susan Trembath - Teacher

Staff photoI  work as a teacher at Somerset Kindergarten and enjoy being a part of the Ruahine Kindergarten Association as it gives me access to a wide range of options and lots of professional development opportunities. I have worked for the RKA as a permanent, full-time teacher, part-time and as a reliever over the past 14 years. 

I love working for such a diverse Association,getting to explore different kindergartens and enjoy keeping up to date with the latest early childhood developments while still having plenty of time to enjoy my children.  I have enjoyed all my years here and the amazing opportunities to develop my skills.