Meet Our Team

Frederick Street Family Centre

Welcome, let us introduce you to our wonderful teaching team. At FSG we pride ourselves on the dedication and passion of our team, we look forward to getting to know you and your family.

Melody

General Manager / Educational Leader

I started working in Early Years Education 26 years ago and my passion for ensuring children and whanau have the best possible environment to begin their educational journey is what motivates me to be an educational leader. 

 My husband Jason also works in education and is a Primary Teacher. We are blessed to have 3 wonderful children – Josh (17), Lily-Mei (16) and Luke has just turned 10. I am originally from Hawkes Bay so I am delighted to be returning home where I can be closer to my extended family. 

Building positive and trusting relationships is at the ‘heart’ of teaching and I look forward to the opportunity to get to know you and your whanau. I am excited about working together with you and being part of this fantastic learning community. “Naku te rourou nau te rourou ka ora ai te iwi”

Elyse

Teacher

Kia Ora my name is Elyse, I have been working with the children of FSK for several years now, my son Fletcher attended FSK (now a big school boy) and my daughter goes to Freckle. I really enjoy my position within the centre working around the children. I have a passion for lifelong learning and really enjoy being part of the new discoveries our children make each day.

Tara

Teacher

Hello, I work at The Frederick Street Family Centre (Freckle) part time. I really enjoy working alongside our tamariki nurturing papatuanuku and watching both flourish.
I have two young children and having completed a drama degree first , I like to get involved with the socio-dramatic play that happens here at Kindergarten. I have a Stiener background – and like to bring the gentle rhythms of the seasons into our environment.

Atonauga

Teacher

Atonauga moved to NZ from Samoa in 2018. She comes from a family of teachers and has been teaching since 2012. Atonauga has always enjoyed working with children and has 4 beautiful boys. She believes teaching is a ‘calling’ and she delights in meeting the needs of the children and families in her care.

Lauren

Teacher

Lauren has a passion for Early Childhood Education and is in the last year of her Degree at EIT to become a fully qualified Early Childhood Teacher. Lauren was born in England and came to NZ when she was 8. Growing up with a much younger brother is what inspired her to be a teacher. She enjoys working at all 3 of our centres and is well loved by all our children and families. Lauren has a special interest in supporting children with diverse learning needs and children respond very positively to her calm and gentle way of being.

Skye

Administrator

Kia Ora, I am the administrator for all three centre's. I am your go to person for enrolment questions and invoices.
I enjoy our workplace because I absolutely love to see children finding their identity and learning new skills . I love watching our teaching team develop these skills on a daily basis. Three fun facts about me: I have 14 siblings but only 1 son, when I was growing up my favourite sports were marching and hockey, my favourite food is lasagne (but only when I don't have to make it). I am really looking forward to working with you and your tamariki.

Aimee Hawke and John Bartley

Aimee + John

Directors
(M.Ed, B.Ed, PGDipEdPsych)

We are very proud to own Frederick Street Family Centre – along with the Kindergarten and the Frederick Street Family Centre, We are so blessed to have such amazing people who love and cherish their roles in being part of you and your tamariki learning journey.

Ehara taku toa I te toa takitahi engari he toa takitini –
My strength is not that of an individual but that of the collective

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