Retha joined us here at Four Seasons Rudolf Steiner Kindergarten in 2012 after spending some time with us on a practicum placement when she was training to become a kaiako. We knew that Retha would be the perfect addition to our team! Having two adult children of her own, Retha brings a depth of understanding to the journey of the young child. We often refer to Retha as our ‘wise one’ as we see her as having a wonderful way of deeply reflecting on her teaching practice and thinking broadly about ideas. She bravely brings ideas and reflection to our team.
Settling in Taupo after immigrating from South Africa we honour a part of Retha’s culture each day by including Afrikaans in our kai karakia before we share a meal at kindergarten.
Retha holds a Bachelor of Education Early Childhood and is nearing the completion of her Diploma in Rudolf Steiner Early Childhood. When Retha’s not with us in the kindergarten, you’ll find her crafting, crocheting, walking her adored puppy or enjoying the best cafes in Taupo.