Sarojni (Roja), Head Teacher Infant Room
Kia Ora! I am Sarojni (Roja) Lata.
I originate from Fiji Islands in the Pacific and worked for about two decades in various primary schools around Fiji. I have also worked for few ECE centres here in New Zealand.
I am married to Jetesh and we live locally. I love photography. I also gravitate towards visual learning. I enjoy many types of games - both indoor and outdoor - like badminton, rounder monopoly and snakes and ladders. Cooking and being in my garden at home is another one of my passions. I also love travelling and meeting people. I love to learn about people from different cultural backgrounds.
I believe that all children can learn, only their learning abilities differ, therefore I have high expectations for children. Children from different communities need structure in their education - the centre may be one of the few places where things are consistent in their lives. I employ structure at the centre, using routines and procedures to help students to become more confident and comfortable.
Master of Educational Leadership
Sheetal, Head Teacher in Toddler's Room
Hi, I am Sheetal, I have a bachelor’s degree in ECE and have been working as a qualified teacher from the last six years and have been the Head Teacher in our Toddler’s Room for the last two years.
I have two children Saanvi and Saanav and they inspired and motivated me to pursue a profession in Early Childhood. I enjoy teaching and caring for our young children as I believe these are the most incredible years of a child's developmental stage and it gives me great pleasure to see our tamariki as the competent and confident learners that they are.
ECE is a very exciting field as it unfolds new challenges every day which empowers me to reflect and enhance my pedagogical practice to provide our tamariki with the best education and care.
In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, listening to music and going on camping trips, exploring our beautiful country.