"The Teachers work closely alongside the children, fostering their initiatives with open questions and prompts to explore equipment. Teachers are responsive to children’s individual needs and initiatives and encourage them to build on their interests over time."
- Ministry of Education ERO Report, Jan 2013
Kim has served on the Charitable Trust Board which manages GCK for 6 years so is well versed with the kindy. Her three children have passed through GCK too. She holds a Bachelor of Education (cum laude) and a Post Graduate Diploma in Dyslexia & Learning Difficulties and has taught on 3 continents for a combined 14 years. As a committed Christian, Kim's personal values align strongly with the values and vision of the kindy.
Belinda joined the staff in 2007 after completion of an early childhood graduate diploma at the University of Auckland. She teaches 4 mornings and Fab 4’s. Belinda lives locally and has 3 children who attend Glendowie Primary and College and who previously attended GCK. She loves teaching in a familiar Christian environment. Her association with GCK stretches back to 2000. Belinda holds a B.A and a Grad Dip Tch (ECE)
Rachel attended teachers training College for 3 years and graduated with a diploma of Teaching. She worked at Flying Start in Hobsonville for two years, then as a supervisor at Small Fry Nursery school for 8 years. After a 10 year stint as a stay at home mum to Taylor and Bradley, she joined the GCK staff in 2009 and teaches 3 days a week.
Melinda originally trained in Australia and worked in kindergartens in Australia, England and New Zealand before having her three children. After relieving at GCK for nearly 18 months she was delighted to accept a permanent position. Melinda works two days a week and she holds a B.A and a Dip Tch (ECE).
Catherine joined GCK in 2012 and teaches 3 days a week. She completed her diploma of teaching through Auckland University in 2008. Although based in Glendowie for many years she has lived in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. She is married with 3 children who attend Glendowie College. Catherine holds a B.A and Grad Dip Tch (ECE).
(Teacher Assistant / Office Administrator)
Nelleke was born in Cape Town, South Africa and studied Radiography. She lived and worked in SA and the UK before emigrating to New Zealand in 2007. After being a stay-at-home mum for some time, Nelleke accepted a dual role of teaching assistant and office administrator. She loves working with young children and enjoys their natural curiosity
Rose has been associated with GCK in a number of capacities for many years. Her grandmother was one of the founders of GCK and and she also attended GCK as one of its first pupils in 1996! In late 2012 she returned to her old kindy and now works two days a week. Rose holds a Certificate in Early Childhood Practice through Open Polytechnic.