Meet Our Staff

Deanne Holland

Operational Manager - Bachelor of Nursing

 

I am Deanne I’m passionate about providing a quality service to our whanau & their tamariki in the community.

I have 20 years’ experience as a nurse and educating adults in the workforce. I live locally in Dorie with my partner and two teenage children.

 

We love to get out & about exploring our beautiful countryside & love to go camping.

Jude Fitzgibbon

Head Teacher

 

Kia Ora Whanau, I’m Jude. I have been a part of the team here for nearly 8 years where I started as a part time teacher with my role soon evolving to being head teacher. I have lived in Rolleston with my husband and three children for the past 12 years and spend most of my time chauffeuring my children to their sport venues where I usually end up being a parent helper.

 

We have recently welcomed a new addition to our family, our puppy Benji who also takes up a lot of my time. I love the unpredictability that each day offers here with nga tamariki and value my role in guiding and supporting their growing interests during this crucial time of their development.  

Whangia ka tupu, ka puawai, that which is nurtured blossoms and grows.

Jo Dennett

Nursery Teacher

Kia ora, my name is Jo I started at Dorie Community Pre school as a reliever which then grew into a permanent teaching position.

 

I now work full time in the nursery but do come and teach in the over two’s as needed and really enjoy my time in both room. I have lived in Rakaia for 15 years with my family, and have been involved with sport and clubs with my 3 children. I enjoy walking and I have a list of walks I have achieved and many more I’d like to do.

 

Working with children and watching imagination and creative skills grow through activities and play, watching children learn and achieve, for me is one of the best feelings.



Lisa

Nursery Teacher

Kia Ora, I am Lisa. I have been relieving here at Dorie preschool for a year and really love the family orientated environment.

 

I am a mother of 2 lovely children aged 18 and 8, I come from the Southbridge area and I live on my parents farm.

 

I am a fully qualified and fully registered teacher and love working with children and seeing them try and discover new things



Pip

Nursery Teacher

Hi everyone my name is Pip I am a fully registered teacher and have been teaching for 15 years I have been apart of the Dorie team since........and have really enjoyed getting to know your children and the community.

 

I live just out of Rakaia on 5 acres with my partner Alan and my two children Sophie 15yrs old , Jack 11yrs old and my step son Blake 18yrs old, we have been living here for 1 year now In my spare time i enjoy getting outside and going boating , walking , biking , spending time my family and friends is important to me also, i like watching movies and relaxing with a good book.

 

I love working with children and I am passionate in seeing children grow and learn in their individual ways..

Tata

Nursery Teacher

Kia Ora, I am Lisa. I have been relieving here at Dorie preschool for a year and really love the family orientated environment.

 

I am a mother of 2 lovely children aged 18 and 8, I come from the Southbridge area and I live on my parents farm.

 

I am a fully qualified and fully registered teacher and love working with children and seeing them try and discover new things



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