Weka Owner / Managing Director / Teacher - Rochelle Robins
The Weka Journey is never ending as I look for more fun filled inspirations to add to my environment.
Weka was a dream come true and the rewards and achievements since opening the Pre-School in 2003, has provided more than I could ask for.
Being a registered early childhood teacher and centre licensee gives me the opportunity to be actively involved in all decision making and gives me the opportunity to share my expertise with those working alongside.
Having built a wonderful reputation in New Zealand for an environment that is directional, child focused and providing a sense of home, is something we pride ourselves on.
For this to be achieved I thank the children, families and staff who I have being fortunate to work alongside.
Weka Office Administrator - Karen Beeby
Karen is responsible for many administrational tasks that strongly support the overall operations of Weka. She's always willing to attend to your personal requests and ensure she meets families needs while also working within Weka's legal requirements. She welcomes any un-answered queries and if unable to answer she is more than willing to direct you to the manager.
Karen work's:- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 8.30am - 3.30pm.
Karen has a genuine love of children and is regularly found in the lounges working alongside the children.
Weka Teaching Team
Weka teachers value and respect that this stage in children's life is the most important time where many foundations are laid for children to become capable and confident learners. We work in partnership as co-protagonists researching alongside the child to reach understanding and inquiry about life learning, while extending their thinking and enhancing the knowledge and skills they have already mastered
Value towards parents is key priority as we form trusting relationships through open communication ensuring they have a key role in assisting the learning inquiry path for their child. We welcome parents to have regular contact with us ensuring we are working towards equal visions for their child.
Over the years all our teaching philosophies have changed and grown, incorporating our own values and beliefs, but over the past two years the Reggio Emilia Approach to learning has had a strong influence. Te Whāriki, our New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum is interwoven with these to produce a high quality programme which supports the children’s holistic development.