Our People

Gemma Wilson
Centre Manager

Kia ora whanau!

I’m originally from a wee farm in Brighton, south of Dunedin. Growing up I was surrounded by the beauty of the natural environment, and this now forefronts my teaching practice and philosophy. I graduated from Dunedin College of Education in 2006 with a Bachelor of Primary teaching, but twists and turns along the journey have given me a passion for Early Childhood Education. I love the vibrant, innovative and holistic approach it gives to our tamariki and I am incredibly lucky to have the opportunity to be Lead Teacher in the Kahikatea room, working alongside some amazing teachers and inspirational children. After traveling and working in an orphanage in rural Cambodia, I reflected on what an amazing opportunity I have as a teacher to explore and promote our own country’s bicultural heritage with our children. I completed a diploma in Te Ara Reo Maori last year and am now on the hunt for my next challenge!
I'm looking forward to our journey of love, laughter and learning together.

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