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Jocelyn and her family moved from Christchurch to Napier and she is currently working in a small rural centre out in Tutria. She looks forward to many more years of Teaching.
I graduated in 2011 and have since gained full registration. My favourite area, science, is often missed in early childhood. I spent several years exploring ropes and pulleys, making everything from swings to flying foxes. This ended up being presented to NZTC, Kidicorp and a National ECE conference in Wellington. I have also investigated woodwork and how we provide for this in my centre, including for toddlers.
Janine Ihaka graduated from NZTC in 2015. Janine is also a primary teacher predominantly in new entrants and is now a fully registered teacher. Having lived in Auckland all her life, she followed her husband to his hometown in Kaitaia and became a special needs teachers aide in 2000. Following her husband to Whangarei, she worked with special needs adults (IHC Idea services) for 8 years. Janine is where she wants to be until retirement.
After completing my Masters of Education I found myself contemplating the 'next steps' in my professional learning journey. I’ve been in a senior leadership position in the ECE sector for a number of years and when the position of Head Teacher at a local Kindergarten came up, I jumped at the chance. Without a doubt, my Masters degree not only prepared me for my interview, but secured me the role. I'm currently into my second week and loving it!
I worked in childcare for three years before I joined NZTC. I have benefited a lot from NZTC and grown in my knowledge and practice. I am now working towards full teacher registration. I finished my study in 2016 and graduated in 2017. I would like to thank the lecturers for being there for me and supporting me through my study and now I am able to do the same for other students.