Nayland Kindergarten - The Teaching Team
Kia ora e te whānau
Ko Maungatapu te maunga
Ko Maitahi te awa
Ko Aorere te Moana No Whakatū ahau
Ko Allen Duncan rātau
Ko Miriam Wiechern,
Ko Trevor Thorn,
Ko Ann Jones ōku tupuna
Ko Robert Duncan tōku matua
Ko Glenis Thorn tōku whaea
Ko Mathew Duncan tōku tungane
Ko Jordan Dasler tōku hoa tāne
Ko Willow a māua tamāhine
He kaiwhakahaere me he kaiako ahau I te Whare
Kōhungahunga o Neirana
Ko Amanda Dasler tōku ingoa Nō reira, tēna Koutou, tēna koutou, tēna tātou katoa
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.
He uri tēnei o Aerana, o Kōtirana, o Ingarangi hoki.
I whānau mai i Te Whanganui-a-Tara.
I tipu ake au ki Ngāmotu, ki Rarotonga, ki Whakatū
Ko Anna Wilde tōku hoa pūmau.
Ko Gabriel rāua ko Jesse ā māua tama.
Ko Roger Wilde tōku ingoa.
Nō reira, Tēnā koutou tēnā koutou kia ora tātou.
My ancestors came to Aotearoa from Ireland, Scotland and England.
I was born in Wellington and grew up in New Plymouth, Rarotonga and Nelson. My name is Roger Wilde
Before my own children arrived, I spent many years living and working overseas: in Japan, Australia and Scotland.
My wife’s name is Anna. We have two boys: Gabriel, at Nayland College and Jesse, in TPW at Nelson Intermediate.
Anna and I 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 Buddhist Insight meditation.
Warm greetings to you all
Kia Ora e te whānau
E ngā manu korihi, e ngā manu koroki tēnā koutou katoa
Nō Aotearoa Ahau ōku tīpuna
I whānau mai au i raro i a Maungatapu
I whānau mai au i Whākatu
Ko Maitahi te awa, nānā ahau i whāngai
Ko Rodger Fowler tōku pāpā
Ko Kirstie Crombie ahau
Ko Alexander Crombie tama tāku tama tamaiti
Ko kaiako ahau ki te whare kohungahunga o Neirana e Whākatu
Nō reira tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā tatou kātoa
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. He now attends school at the Maitai satellite unit at Nayland College, and we are having fun learning about the teenage years of life. I have been involved with Nayland Kindergarten since 2012, first as a volunteer student for 3 years, a small time relieving and then became a permanent part time reliever in 2015 at Nayland. I have now been working as a full time teacher since 2020/2021. I love working at Nayland Kindergarten and the awesome team that is a child focused, community based, family centered kindergarten.
In my spare time I enjoy walking, reading, sewing and spending time with friends. Along with my son I am involved with the Fulton Hogan basketball league, Sailability and Special Olympics swimming. I am also learning all about the Te ao Māori world view by attending Te Ahu o te Reo Māori ki Te Tauihu currently. I also have a busy extending whānau and enjoy the chaos of a very large extended family with 12 step brothers and sisters.
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.
Tenā koutou katoa
Ko Maungatapu te maunga
Ko Maitai te awa
Ko Aorere te moana
No Whakatū ahau
Ko Greg tōku Tane
Ko Joshua rāua, Ko Caleb a māua tama
Ko Noah, Quin, Reed, Isaac aku mokopuna
Ko Deanna Benjamin tōku ingoa
Nō reirā, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā tātou katoa
Kia ora te whānau
My name is Deanna Benjamin,
I grew up in Nelson and brought my two sons Joshua and Caleb with my husband Greg. We have four grandchildren and this year we will welcome two more. We enjoy our time with family and its keeps me pretty busy.
However we do enjoy walks in our parks and beaches, when we can. When we can we find time like to explore Aotearoa and those out of the way places.
I am excited to meet all the whānau and extended community at Nayland Kindergarten. As part of my teaching philosophy, I believe that through respectful trusting relationships children know they can explore and experiment in an out of their comfort zones. They understand that they have the security and support of the kaiako there if needed. I can see Nayland Kindergarten is a great place to learn social skills, make friends and have fun together.
I look forward to meeting you and your whānau and share in your child’s learning.
Ngā mihi nui ki a koe
Kia ora te Whānau
Ko maungatapu te maunga
Ko Māitai te awa
Ko Aorere te moana
Nō Whakatū ahau
Ko Tony tōku matua
Ko Laureen tōku whaea
Ko Suzy tōku whaea whakaangi
Ko Byron tāku tāne
Ko Olly, Ko Mason a maua tamariki
Ko Kaz Carr tōku ingoa
Nō reira, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā tātou katoa.
Hi I’m Kaz.
I grew up in beautiful Nelson.
My husband Byron and I live in Wakatu and have two boys, Olly and Mason who go to Tahunanui Primary.
I love what Kindergarten offers our tamariki and knew this is what I wanted to be a part of.
In our free time we love enjoying all the things Nelson has to offer, the beach, walks, playgrounds, biking trails, swimming, good coffee, the list goes on!
I’m really excited to be part of the team and look forward to getting to know you all!