Centre Manager, Kaiako/Teacher
Kia Ora, my name is Toni. I am the Acting Head Teacher here at Pre-School. I have been a teacher for 20 years and have worked in daycare, kindergartens and Montessori environments. I have a Bachelor of Teaching and Learning degree and I thoroughly enjoy working alongside and with children scaffolding their interests and learning. I am excited to be a part of the Bethlehem Community Pre-School working closely with all the staff and families as well as supporting and extending children’s learning. I myself have three boys whom are now at Bethlehem School and Otumoetai Intermediate. I enjoy running, swimming and biking and taking my children for bush walks and bike rides.
Hi my name is Carol and I have been working at Bethlehem Community Pre-School since my own son came here in 2005. Since gaining a diploma from Waikato University I have enjoyed working with children and their families in various kindergartens. I particularly like our Pre-School because of the opportunity to partner with parents for the education and care of their children. I have also enjoyed the continuity of staff in this centre and feel privileged to work with such a fantastic team. I am happily married with two children. My interests are reading, when I can – cooking, and spending time with family and friends.
Kia ora, my name is Jayme. I graduated with a Bachelor of Education in Teaching from The University of Auckland in 2015 and am very excited to be a part of the Bethlehem Community Pre-School team. I have lived in Tauranga with my husband since 2014, and we have three children together, my oldest is 5 and we have 3-year-old twins who also attend Pre-School. As a family we love spending time at the beach and going on adventures. I enjoy getting to know families and developing strong, positive relationships that ensure children are able to learn and play, developing their individuality and unique strengths.