Teachers & Staff

  • Cathy Meyer, Owner/Manager
    Cathy had a dream to set up a kindergarten back in her first year of training. Since graduating with a Dip in Teaching ECE and a Bachelor in Education from Waikato University in 1996, she has been working in a variety of Kindergartens in Auckland, Hamilton and Wellington. Cathy is married to Wade and has two beautiful daughters.
  • Jody Stringer, Supervisor/Teacher
    Jody has great knowledge and skill in the area of our natural environment which she uses to support learning through exploring and discovering the natural world. She is a passionate, dedicated teacher committed to inspiring children. She has a Diploma in Teaching ECE, with 25 years experience in ECE and part of our team since Jan 2009.
  • Corina Godkin, Teacher
    Corina has a great way of supporting children and their interests, taking children to a new level in their learning. Corina has a Diploma in Teaching ECE and Bachelor in Education and has been teaching with us since Feb 08.
  • Sela Vakasiuola, Teacher
    Melo Lelei.
    Sela has been part of our Pukeko Whanau since 2013, first as a student in training and then as a parent and now she is part of our permanent staff. She is super excited to be part of our team, supporting her colleagues and Tongan Whanau. She is always looking to strengthen and build on children's learning and passions.
  • Gary Knowlson, Handyman, Teacher Aide
    Grandpa Gary comes to us with a wide range of life experience.

    He is at Pukeko Corner 2 times a week to hang out with the children, playing games, at the carpentry table and where ever they lead him.

    The rest of the time he is the maintenance man and equipment maker.
  • Poppa Dave, Volunteer
    Poppa Dave visits us twice a week to just hang out. Dave's 3 grandchildren are all past Pukeko Kids. He enjoys reading, playing and even a bit of tough and tumble with our children.
  • Dianne Ward, Administrator
    Dianne is our fabulous office administrator and provides pastoral care for those in need.

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