Pūrerehua Room Teacher

Teenaa koe,

Ko Helen Taku ingoa.  It is both a pleasure and a privilege for me to facilitate the learning journeys of your ngaa tamariki at Magnolia Tree.

I grew up in the small rural, coastal town of Opotiki.  I left Opotiki as a young adult to study Primary training at the University of Waikato.

There I met David, who was studying Science.  We married in 1988 and have two wonderful adult sons, whom we homeschooled.

In 2009, I finished my Bachelor of Teaching, then completed a Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education.  I worked in Pirongia for three years with 2, 3 and 4 year old’s before joining Rachael and her amazing team at Magnolia Tree Childcare.

We live in Te Pahu on two acres with an assortment of animals.  Please feel free to ask me any questions re homeschooling, primary and Early Childhood teaching or the many things we are learning about animals and gardening.

Ngaa mihi,