Nayland Kindergarten - The Teaching Team
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 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.
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 e te whānau o kohunghunga o Neirana
Ko maungatapu te maunga he ngakau nui ki ahau
Ko Maitahi te awa he ngakau nei ki ahau
Ko Aorere te moana he ngakau nei ki ahau
No Whakatū toku turungawaewae
I te taha o toku pāpā, ko Tom Langton rāua ko Rita Hall ōku mātua tīpuna
Ko Frank Langton toku pāpā
No Ingarangi ratau
I te taha o toku māmā, ko James Vercoe rāua ko Francis Taylor ōku mātua tīpuna
Ko Jenny Vercoe toku māmā
Ko Craig Langton toku tungāne
Ko James Tuhakaraina toku hoa rangatira
Ko Lexi, rāua ko Payton ā māua kōtiro.
Ko Michelle Tuhakaraina tōku ingoa.
Nō reira, tēnā koutou tēnā koutou tēnā tātou katoa.
I’m Michelle, the newest member of the Nayland kindergarten teaching team. My youngest daughter Payton spent a term at Nayland kindergarten last year before she transitioned to Nayland primary and we loved it! (I also loved my own time at Nayland Kindergarten thirty years ago!) So when the opportunity came up to join this amazing teaching team I jumped at it!
I have been teaching for twelve years and can confidently say that I love my job! I have worked with tamariki aged six months to six years. I love supporting tamariki to actively explore and engage with the world around them, developing a strong sense of self and celebrating their individuality.
A little bit about my whānau and I. My husband JT and I are both born and bread Nelsonians, After a short stint living in Brisbane we moved back to Nelson to have and raise our whānau. We have two children, Lexi (eight) and Payton (five) who both attend Nayland primary school. In our spare time we enjoy watching sport, swimming, walking, camping, paddle boarding, Pilates, cooking and sharing kai with our friends and whānau.
I’m really looking forward to getting to know you and your tamariki and supporting your them along their learning journeys here at Nayland kindergarten.
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.