Our dedicated team create a caring and nurturing environment for your children and ensure that they are able to grow and develop at their own pace. let's meet them!
Stacey is a qualified and registered early childhood teacher. As the owner, teacher and managing director of High Five, Stacey is committed to providing the best possible care and education for children. Stacey nurtures a family culture within High Five, making it a great place to be a part of; for the children, families and teachers. Stacey's three daughters have grown up within the High Five family.
Nicole is our onsite trained chef. Nicole loves exploring new recipe ideas to add to the nutritious meals cooked fresh daily at High Five. Currently she is working on a reprint of our popular High Five cook book, cooking initiatives for the children, and creating an outdoor veggie garden for our tamariki to be a part of.
Tepa is another of our wonderful infant room teachers and brings a relaxed and quiet warmth to the atmosphere. She has many years of experience, with our younger children, but don't be fooled by the quiet personality! Tepa has a wicked sense of humour and an infectious giggle. She has a lot of fun with our pepe and they all warm to her instantly. Tepa started with High Five in 2002 and shares the advocacy for Pasifika ways in our service with her twin sister Luli.
Pepa is a fully qualified and registered early childhood teacher. She has worked at High Five since 2002 and is one of our wonderful Junior School teachers. Pepa has extensive experience with a range of age groups and she is passionate about offering 'freedom to explore'. Pepa is often seen outside with the children working on our large outdoor gardens.
Cass is one of the teachers in our Infant and Toddler Room. After many years working with all age groups, Cass has discovered a passion and dedication to our youngest tamariki. Cass is a qualified and registered early childhood teacher. She brings many strengths to our centre, in particular her passion for kõrero reo Māori and the importance of upholding tikanga Maori. Her two daughters are also part of the High Five family and visit us often!
Chantal has a passion for nurturing children's emotional development from a young age. She uses her background in yoga and mindfulness training, paired with her education background, to empower children along their journey of understanding and expressing their emotional needs. After teaching in both early childhood and lower primary for six years she took on the Centre Manager role at High Five.
It is in this role where she gets to pursue her passions of pedagogy, mentoring teachers and putting in place High Five's local curriculum alongside the passionate and dedicated teachers. When not in the office, you may see her working with teachers and building relationships with tamariki.
Kathryn has been a member at High Five since 2002 and has actually been working with young children since she left school. Kathryn supports all our teachers and has experience with all age groups. Kathryn works primarily in the junior school. Our tamariki love her cuddles and the quirky voices she makes when telling stories.
Rina has been working at High Five since 2005. Her roles have varied from a chef through to her current role in our Infant room. She has worked with all age groups and has also been a parent. Rina offers a calm, gentle approach and very attentive to the emotional needs of our tamariki. Rina does a lot of work engaging staff in our internal reviews to improve our practice with a focus on support systems and communication for whanau.
Luli started with our High Five whanau in 2005. She is comfortable working with all age groups and is currently in our senior school. Luli is passionate about engaging children with art and music - you should see our 2-year-olds doing the Sasa! Luli also offers a deep respect for our natural environment and models that daily nurturing Pasifika and Maori values daily with our tamaiti.