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Teaching Team

    Bridget Augustine - Qualified Teacher
I began at Tui in November 2013, I have a Bachelor of Education (Teaching), 2001, and a Graduate Diploma in ECE, 2013. I live in Dannevirke with my son Olyvar and commute to Palmerston North every day. I love travelling internationally, reading crime novels and spending time with my family.

    Emma Curry - Qualified Registered Teacher
I began at Tui in October 2009 and I have a Bachelor of Education (Teaching Early Years 0-8). I live in Palmerston North and have lived here all my life. My passion within teaching is science and I love creating and sharing science experiments with children and my peers!

    Grace Kilmister - Qualified Registered Teacher
I started at Tui in September 2008 and have been here ever since! I completed my study in 2015 through Te Rito Maioha, gaining a degree in Early Childhood Education. I spend most of my time with family and friends and I love music, make-up, shopping and road trips.

    Shannann Winterburn - Qualified Registered Teacher
I returned to Tui in May 2017, after making the move back to Palmerston North, where I live with my daughter Taynah. I have been working in early childhood education since 2007 and enjoy family time, beach days, nature and motor-cross in my spare time.

  Janine Hirst - Head Teacher
I began at Tui in November 2017.  I have a Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood) from Te Rito Maioha.  I live in Feilding with my husband and our three girls and enjoy being outside, spending time with family and friends, reading and being creative.

    Chelsea Burch - Teacher in Training
I began at Tui in June 2016 and I am currently studying towards my Bachelor of Teaching (ECE) degree through New Zealand Tertiary College. I am from Feilding and am now living in Palmerston North with my partner. I love nature, and am interested in farming and fishing and am an active member of Young Farmers.