Locations
182 Fifteenth Avenue
Tauranga 3110
Phone: (07) 562 3762
Mobile: 027 562 3762

and
112 Waihi Road
Judea, Tauranga 3110
Phone: (07) 578 8434
Mobile: 027 578 8434
Email: enquiries@scuolamontessori.co.nz

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and
Scuola Montessori (Masterton)
332 Ngaumutawa Road
Solway
Masterton 5180
Phone: (06) 370 2337
Mobile: 027 637 0233
Email: admin@scuolamontessori.co.nz

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Meet the Scuola Montessori Team


The Professional Team
All of our teachers are experienced and very well qualified; our percentage of Montessori Diploma qualified teachers is unrivalled in Tauranga and one of the highest in New Zealand, ensuring the Montessori philosophy education programme is delivered at Scuola Montessori professionally.

Scuola Montessori has higher ratios of teacher / child than the minimum Ministry of Education requirements. This is to ensure the highest focus and attention is given to your child’s safety, immediate needs, learning observations and professionally written learning stories.


" A teacher..... (must be) ready to be there whenever she is called in order to attest to her love and confidence.
To be always there....that is the point."

- Marie Montessori (1956, p.76)

 



Lorraine Mercer
Lorraine is Scuola Montessoriís founder/centre owner and Principal Directress to both centres, she holds a Diploma in Montessori Teaching 0-3years and 3-6years, an NVQ2 and NVQ3 certificate in Early Years Care and Education.

Natasha (Tasha) Wallace
Natasha is the Head Directress at Waihi Road, she holds a degree in Early Childhood Education, a Montessori Teaching Diploma 3 – 6 years, is a fully certified teacher and the Person Responsible. Tasha is a married mum to four children.

Desirree Needs
Desirree, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Primary Teaching, a Diploma in Early Childhood Teaching, a Montessori Teaching Diploma 3 -6 years, is a Fully Certified Teacher and a Person Responsible.

Sabrina Cassarini E Silva
Sabrina Holds a Batchelors Degree in Early Childhood Education and a Post Graduate degree in Montessori Education and child development.



Pamela Sasso Fernandez

Pamela holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychomotor Education
and Therapy (Psychomotricity) and is very passionate about working with children especially
our Bambini’s.

Shama Mehra
Shama holds a Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education
and is a provisionally certified teacher.



Brooke Williamson

Brooke is a student teacher currently studying for a Bachelor’s degree in Early
Childhood Education.

 

Rubie Holmes
Rubie, is 15th Avenue’s Head Directress, she holds a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, a Montessori Teaching Diploma 3-6 years, is a fully certified teacher and the Person Responsible.

James Mercer
James is the Deputy Head Director of Waihi Road, he holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, a Diploma in Early Childhood Education, a
Montessori Teaching Diploma 3-6 years, is a provisionally certified teacher and is the Person Responsible in the absence of Tasha Wallace.


Carla Campbell
Carla is a qualified Early Childhood Teacher with many years’ experience of working in and supporting Montessori classroom’s and is a Mum to two children. Carla supports our classroom during lunchtime.

Amanda Swanepoel
Amanda holds Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, is a provisionally certified teacher and is a Person Responsible.

David Mercer
Centre owner / Centre Manager, Administration clerk and all-round maintenance man.
David has a passion for ika paruru and is responsible for the upkeep of our 3 beautiful tropical fish tanks.

Anke Steyn
Anke, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and is a provisionally certified teacher.

Jen Maxfield
Jen is a very experienced teacher aide, specialising in supporting our priority
learners.

 


Our team has excellent teaching expertise, qualifications, experience, and on-going professional development support for continuous improvement. Together they make up a well-balanced, energetic and passionate team with a team philosophy that reflects a genuine commitment to bring out the best in your child's learning and development.