Announcement : 

Kākano Team

Kakano Team

Su Saga

Kākano Team Teacher

Hub 1

About Me

Vanakkam! I count myself blessed to be at Chelsea, teaching a fabulous bunch of year 2's. I'm originally from India, I live on the Northshore and have been, for 25 years. I'm a wife to one and a mum to two. This year I took the plunge to become a New Zealand citizen after I found myself using far too many kiwi slangs, so now it's 'sweet as'! I believe that a good home school partnership benefits the child's learning journey for truly, 'it takes a village to raise a child'. I enjoy contributing towards that journey by providing engaging learning opportunities for them to develop, grow and make progress in their learning, to then hopefully, one day become a future 'somebody'. To 'let my hair down' I like to paint, cook, bake, read and listen to greats so I can be positively influenced.

E: su@chelsea.school.nz

Sharan Kaur

Kākano Team Teacher

Hub 2

About Me

Kia Ora, Namaste, Sat Shri Akal! I was born in New Zealand and raised in India. I moved back to New Zealand when I was 15. I studied software engineering before starting my journey as a primary school teacher. I am currently a Year 0/1 teacher. I enjoy being in the classroom with my students and helping them to learn and grow. I value empathy and kindness and believe in having a positive mindset! Outside of school, I love spending time with my family, friends and my dog Nero.

E: sharan@chelsea.school.nz

Stephanie de Witte

Kākano Team Teacher Team Teacher

Hub 2

About Me

Kia ora! I was born in Auckland and grew up on a small farm in Dairy Flat. I recently lived and worked in Zambia and enjoy sharing stories of my experiences travelling throughout sub-Saharan Africa! I always knew I wanted to work with children in some way and first earned a BSc majoring in Psychology before beginning my teaching journey. I believe developing a growth mindset, empathy and kindness are some of the most important tools we can have in both learning and life. I love being outdoors, animals, exercise and travelling whenever and wherever I can! I’m very excited to be part of the Kākano team in 2022

E: stephanie@chelsea.school.nz

 
Kākano – New Entrants and Year 1
 
Welcome to Kākano! 2022 There are currently 4 Kākano Classrooms:
Hub 1:  Nicola Eka (Team Leader)   nicola@chelsea.school.nz 
Hub 1:  Su Saga   su@chelsea.school.nz  
Hub 2:  Sharan Kaur   sharan@chelsea.school.nz
Hub 2:  Stephanie de Witte   stephanie@chelsea.school.nz
 
For us in Kākano there is a real focus on developing independence and self management skills. Starting school involves adjusting to new routines and expectations. In line with our Team name “Kākano” this is a time of great learning and development. We believe that by providing a caring and consistent environment learners will foster a love and curiosity for learning and being at school. In order to achieve this we:
  • Balance play and learning in a play based learning model
  • Promote both the key competencies from the New Zealand Curriculum and the Chelsea school motto, values and DNA.
  • Create firm home school partnerships, communication is key
  • Adopt a growth mindset where can’t is replaced by ‘not yet’ thinking
  • Value attempts at learning and the process rather than the result – First Attempt in Learning mindset.
  • Utilise a range of strategies to support learners to adjust to school life
  • Have a safe, nurturing environment where learning risk taking is fostered and high expectations are embedded in classrooms.

We are excited to be a part of your child’s learning journey and look forward to working alongside you. Through our Seesaw blog you can catch a glimpse of some of our learning and adventures at school.

Kākano Team Blog