Kia ora my name is Joanne Mitchell and I am the team leader in the Tui room here at St John's. I hold my Degree in teaching specialising in early childhood education and am passionate in focusing on each child and their individual needs and interests. I believe all children have the right to an education starting at early childhood and that each one has something unique to offer. I started working in the early childhood sector 16 years ago when my son first started kindergarten and worked in a variety of roles supporting children with their development.
My goal goal here at St John's is to ensure that all of the children in the Tui room are recognised as individuals, their needs are met and that all of the teachers including myself work constantly in supporting the holistic development of the tamariki.