Nayland Kindergarten - The Teaching Team
Kia ora te Whānau
Ko Maungatapu te maunga
Ko Maitai te awa
Ko Aorere te moana
Nō Whakatū ahau
Ko Allen Duncan rātau ko Miriam Wiechern,
ko Trevor Thorn, ko Ann Jones ōku tūpuna
Ko Robert Duncan tōku matua
Ko Glenis Duncan tōku whaea
Ko Mathew Duncan tōku tungane
Ko Jordan Dasler tōku hoa tāne
Ko Amanda Duncan tōku ingoa
I am born and bred in Nelson, but have also lived in Brisbane for three years. I have a husband Jordan (also a Nelsonian). Having lived and worked overseas we are more appreciative of what New Zealand has to offer for children, families and lifestyle, which is why we came back to settle.
In my own time I enjoy cafes, walking on the beach and yoga! I tutor tenor drum at the ‘City of Nelson Highland Pipe Band’, and also play for ‘Piping Pink’ raising money for the Breast Cancer Foundation.
Starting as Head Teacher in March 2019, I recognise the rich history of Nayland Kindergarten in the community, those that have passed through over many years and who are currently present today.
I will support kaiako, tamariki and whanau to have a sense of place here, a rich curriculum full of opportunities and a connection to the local and wider community. I look forward to getting to know you.
Kia Ora te Whānau
Ko Wharepapa te maunga
Ko Motueka te awa
Ko Aorere te moana
Ko Ngati Maru te iwi
Ko Ken, Ko Violet oku matua
Ko Neilson tōku pāpā
Ko Maureen tōku māmā
Kua mate okū matua inaianei
Ko Kerry tōku tungane
Ko Peter tōku hoa rangitira
Ko Sara tāku tamahine
Ko Matthew tāku tama
Ko Hendrix, Ko Jett, Ko Billie, Ko Milan, Ko Zeb, Ko Jaydon, Ko O’Sharn, Ko Nova, Ko Lyla, Ko Keira, Ko Ben rātou, Ko Samuel aku mokupuna
No Whakatu ahau
He Kaiako ahau te whare te kohungahunga Nayland Kindergarten
No reira tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa.
It is pretty exciting to be able to say that I have the best job in the world. Everyday there are WOW moments that just make you appreciate the honesty of life and learning through children's eyes. I have been working at Nayland Kindergarten for about 19+ years now and look forward to many more.
I was born in Te Awamutu in the North Island, but some 40 years ago I ventured south, never to return north again. I love the Nelson region and all it has to offer in the way of the coffee and art culture, and with the recreation and leisure just at my door.
I am of Māori descent, from the Ngāti Maru iwi in the Coromandel and I continue to explore my cultural heritage.
My husband Peter and I live in Stoke, we have 5 adult children between us, Sara, Matthew, Troy, Alyssa and Sarah and 12 grandchildren. We all try to catch up as often as possible as they do not all live close by.
Tēnā koutou e te whānau o Nayland Kindergarten.
E noho ana au ki te mana o te maunga o Maungatapu.
Ka rere ngā wai o te awa o Maitahi.
Ko Whakatū marae e mihi atu.
He uri tēnei o Aerana, o Kōtirana, o Ingarangi hoki.
I whānau mai i Te Whanganui-a-Tara.
I tipu ake au i Ngāmotu, i Rarotonga, i Whakatū
Ko Anna Wilde tōku hoa pūmau.
Ko Gabriel rāua ko Jesse a māua tama.
Ko Roger Wilde tōku ingoa.
Nō reira, Tēnā koutou tēnā koutou tēnā tātou katoa.
Warm greetings to everyone.
My name is Roger Wilde
My ancestors came from Ireland, Scotland and England.
I was born in Wellington and grew up in New Plymouth, Rarotonga and Nelson.
I have spent many years overseas: living in Japan, Australia and Scotland.
My wife’s name is Anna. We have two boys: Gabriel, 12 yrs, and Jesse, 10,
We also co-authored a book of healthy recipes: ‘Real Fresh Food’.
I love to make music: ukulele, guitar, piano, singing!
I am a passionate learner of te reo Māori.
I enjoy being out in nature, mountain biking and tramping
I practice and teach Insight meditation. I am a Sea Scout leader.
I am excited to be joining the team at Nayland Kindergarten.
He pai te tūtaki ki a koe.
Kia Ora te whanau
Ko Pukeone te maunga
Ko Wairua te awa
Ko Rodger Fowler tōku papa
Ko Annette Crombie tōku māma
Ko Alexander Crombie tāku tama
Ko Kirstie Crombie ahau
Nō reira tena koutou, tena koutou, tena tatou katoa.
I was born and mostly bred in the Nelson region. I currently live in Richmond with my son Alexander. He has a rare chromosome deletion and it was through him and his therapists, specialists and early childhood teachers I realised how much I enjoyed teaching children all they can be. After deciding to start studying I was lucky enough to become a student teacher in 2012 at Nayland Kindergarten. Now a new graduate I feel extremely privileged to be working within a cohesive team that has such a child focused, community based, family centred kindergarten.
In my spare time I enjoy walking, biking, reading, sewing, spending time with my son, friends and enjoying the chaos of a very large extended family with 12 step brothers and sisters. I am looking forward to seeing everybody again and getting to know your tamariki and welcoming your whānau.
Kia Ora te whānau
Ko maungatapu te Maunga
Ko maitai te awa
Ko Lock Urr te waka
Ko Ngati pakeha te iwi
Ko Lyn Barker tōku whaea
Nō Motueka ia
Ko Grant Derecourt tōku Matua
Nō Poneke ia
Ko Sarah Heaphy tōku hoa rangatira
Nō Otautahi ia
Ko Ash raua ko Olive āku tamariki
Ko Nick Derecourt tōku ingoa
Ko Poneke ahau
Nō reira, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā tātau katoa
Hi, I’m Nick.
I was born in Wellington but raised in Nelson.
I worked in hospitality for many years before marrying an amazing woman and being blessed with two daughters. Soon after I retrained and have been teaching ever since.
In my spare time I enjoy trips away on my motorcycle touring around our beautiful country.
I really enjoy working with tamariki, discovering their theories about the world and supporting their friendships.
Kia ora te Whānau
Ko Waitaki te awa
Nō Waimate ahau
Kei Whakatū tōku kainga noho inaianei
Nō Shetland Islands ōku tūpuna
Ko Jenny tōku whaea
Ko Natilee tōku teina
Ko Darren McGregor tōku hoa tāne
Ko Lee, Ko Jay, Ko Cooper rātou a maua tamariki
Ko Tanya Swann tōku ingoa
Nō reira, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā tatou katoa
I grew up in the small South Canterbury town of Waimate (perhaps best known for the large white horse on the hill and wallabies in the surrounding countryside), our family moving to Nelson when I was a teenager.
My partner Darren and I have three boys—Lee, Jay and Cooper, all have either been through or are currently attending the Broadgreen and Nayland schools/kindergarten. As a family we enjoy the beaches and rivers around Nelson, getting the BBQ out and going camping in the summer. All three boys attended Nayland Kindergarten and enjoyed its stimulating and fun environment, it is their many happy experiences here which made me want to be a part of the Nayland team as an Administrator.
I look forward to helping make your family experience at Nayland Kindergarten as enjoyable as it was for our family.