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11 Matipo Street,
Palmerston North
**************, PALMERSTON NORTH
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  • Our Team

    Rihana Lathiff ( Lead Teacher/Manager)

    Diploma in Teaching(science), Diploma of Teaching( ECE), Bachelor of Teaching and learning (ECE, University of Canterbury), Aperfield Montessori 3-6 Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate in Education(Massey University).

    Rihana is a fully registered teacher with over 17 years experience, predominantly in teaching and managing both private and community based Montessori early childhood centres in New Zealand.

    Her core professional objectives are to promote and create high quality early childhood experiences for children in partnership with staff, community, management and other early childhood leaders.


    Maaike Bendall

    Maaike had graduated from Auckland University, and is fully registered. Her interests are in science and music. her co aims are to nurture children's curiosity and thinking, and extend their thinking through engaging them in  strong and a supportive community of learning.

    Phyllis Moody

    Bachelor of Early Education( Early Years). London Montessori International (formerly known as St. Nichols Montessori Training, London)

    Phyllis had graduated from Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood ( Formerly known asTe Tari Puna Ora O Aotearoa), and is fully registered. She is an experienced Montessori teacher, working in UK and New Zealand. Her co belief is that all children are capable of academic and personal success when they are provided with a good learning platform.

    Ketura Te Whatu

    ECE diploma in teaching (NZTC Auckland), BA in Education and Anthropology, Aperfield Montessori early childhood diploma (NZ)

    Ketura is a fully registered early childhood teacher with several years of experience teaching in Montessori and other early childhood centres. She has taught in a primary capacity in Australia too. Ketura's personal philosophy is that given the right environment, every child can succeed and reach their true potential.

    Duangta Rattanachatree(Tukta)

    Master of Science ( Georgia State University, USA)


    Malanie Peeti

    Aperfield Montessori Diploma (3-6) 

    Melanie is married with two children and also care for her God son occasionally. She enjoys music, language and being involved in community service.  Melanie has volunteered at a Montessori playgroup, worked in two different Montessori centres, and lots of time spent helping and supervising children within community based groups.   Melanie loves to see the children reach their potential, enjoy themselves, problem solving, team work, and look after each other.