Marlize

Marlize

Teacher: Over 2s

Originally from South Africa, my family and I moved to New Zealand 19 years ago from Pretoria.

I studied Early Childhood Education at AUT and graduated in 2009.

I strongly believe that children should be able to experience natural environments such as grass, trees and plants as well as risk taking experiences. I love working with children and seeing them grow in their knowledge and gaining confidence and understanding of their world. Children are God’s greatest gift and I love caring for them and teaching them the importance of his love for them.

I have a love learning new languages and believe that we should encourage children to keep their native language as this promotes bilingualism, helps children to form bonds with children that speak their own language, builds understanding and communication skills.

I have a loving husband and a beautiful little girl, both whom I love to the ends of the Earth.