Kia Ora Koutou,

Ko Fenella taku ingoa. Ko Waitakere taku maunga, ko Manukau taku moana.

Hello I am Fenella, youngest of six children, and now mother to two wonderful children and wife to my supportive husband!

I grew up in Auckland and attended a Rudolf Steiner school from kindergarten to year thirteen.

After travel and completion of my teaching degree at Auckland university I began my teaching career at a Steiner inspired primary school in Auckland  before moving here to Taupo and teaching in local mainstream schools.

After starting my own family I sought to find other families parenting with a more natural approach and thus moved to start a Steiner playgroup. As the playgroup grew there was the call to start a Steiner kindergarten and so by joining forces with some other whanau we started the Four Seasons Kindergarten together in 2011.

I completed my Graduate diploma in Early Childhood teaching alongside my Diploma in Steiner Early Childhood teaching allowing me to become a founding teacher here at the kindergarten and still enjoying my daily work with tamariki eight years later.

I enjoy spending time with family, travelling, adventures in the outdoors, exercise, music, and my chickens and bees!

Nga Mihi Nui,


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