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I joined NZTC in 2004 and graduated with a Diploma of Teaching in 2008. I then joined the Bachelor of Teaching program and graduated in 2010. I joined Auckland Council’s Kauri Kids Clendon in the first year of my Diploma program. I have been working for this centre ever since and am now in my ninth year. I have gained full teacher’s registration and also support students who are in training doing practicums as an Associate Teacher.
I started as a relief teacher in 2011 with Kindercare and secured a permanent role before I started my studies. With the support of my family and colleagues I was able to finish my degree in the three years while working and seeing the arrival of our children, Matthew, now four, and Zoe, who was born on the last day of my last placement. I look forward to completing teacher registration and supporting more men in taking up ECE.
“Since finishing in late 2015, I started my current position at Bishopdale Community Preschool, which I am really enjoying! I’m so glad I did the Graduate Diploma and am on this career path now. I’m learning a lot from the tamariki and other kaiako at the centre.”
I have always found it hard to leave my kids to study. Finding out about NZTC and being able to enrol allowed me the opportunity to better myself. I have loved being able to work full time and be a full time mum and study for a better future for my family. Finally after 10 years of being a teacher aide, I can now say I have a degree in early childhood teaching and it feels AWESOME!
I am currently working as a healthcare assistant. I completed my New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing – Health Assistance Strand (Level 3) in 2017. Now I am planning to pursue my studies furthermore and complete the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Advanced Support) (Level 4).
Since finishing in late 2015, I started my current position at Bishopdale Community Preschool, which I am really enjoying! I’m so glad I did the Graduate Diploma and am on this career path now. I’m learning a lot from the tamariki and other kaiako at the centre.