Our Staff


Hello my name is Rebecca and I am the Centre Manager and Administrator at Rainbows.  I have a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and am a Registered Teacher.  I have a long history with Rainbows, starting in 2004 as the Centre Supervisor, before leaving to raise my own children who have all attended Rainbows.

I thoroughly enjoy working with the staff and families  to give the children the best possible early childhood experiences.  I love getting to know all our Rainbows families and place a real importance on working in partnership to help each child reach their 'God-given' potential.   I am privileged enough to lead a dynamic and very skilled team who are passionate about teaching in a Christian environment.   


Kia ora, my name is Joanne and I am the 2IC here at Rainbows. 
I have been in the  ECE sector for 20 years starting as a play centre Mum , student and finally obtaining my Diploma in ECE.



I believe that all children need a beautiful place they can call home.  I strive to make Rainbows aesthetically pleasing and somewhere parents feel is an extension of their home life.

I will provide opportunities for all children to participate in, extend their current knowledge, build social skills and most of all to have fun.  I look forward to learning with and alongside the children and whanau about the fruits of the spirit and how we can instil strong Christian values in every aspect of their lives.


Tena koutou, my name is Sek-Ching.  I was born and raised in Malaysia before moving to New Zealand in 2010.  I have grown to love New Zealand and made Hamilton my home.  


I have a Bachelor of Teaching and are a  fully registered teacher.  I graduated from Montessori International Centre in 2006 and the Montessori philosophy is my passion. I love  it's rich holistic learning environment which gives children the opportunity to learn through active play.



Hi my name is Lina. I am Korean and my family migrated to New Zealand in 1995. I have a Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education, full Registration and a Bachelor Degree in Graphic Design.


I love working in Preschool as there is always something new to learn, discover and look forward to. My passion is for children to learn and grow in a Christian environment where they are involved in rich learning experiences. 


Hi my name is Suzanne.  I  am one of the Preschool teachers.

I really enjoy working with this age group and have been working with children for the past 20 years including children with special needs.

I love having a good laugh with the children and enjoy teaching our tamariki life skills.  Especially cooking, sewing and a range of crafts.


​Kia Ora, my name is Natalie  I am a qualified and fully registered Early Childhood teacher and I am one of the Explorers kiako.


I am passionate about working with the infants and toddlers and I will care and nurture your children like they were my own. 


I love art and making music and you will always find a smile on my face as I love what I do.


​Kia Ora, my name is Tracee.  I am a qualified and fully registered Early Childhood teacher and I am one of the Explorers kiako.

I was born and raised in Gordonton and have many connections to the community.

I believe in investing in quality relationships with our tamariki that are loving and reciprocal. You will often hear me making music with the children and my guitar.