Our Staff

 Back row: Jane, Ngaire, Rachael. Front row: Lisa, Abbie

Philip Graydon – Centre Manager

Philip started at Huntsbury Preschool in 2023. He has previously been a Centre Manager at Little Ones Preschool and a principal of three primary schools. Philip has a Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (and is a father of six children).

Rachael Houde – Teacher

Rachael is a graduate of the University of Canterbury, where she gained a Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (Early Childhood). Rachael holds full registration and has been at Huntsbury Preschool since January 2015.

Abbie Hill – Teacher

Abbie is a registered teacher who joined the teaching team after her two boys attended Huntsbury Preschool. Abbie holds a Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (Early Childhood) which she earned from the University of Canterbury

Lisa Jorgensen – Teacher

Lisa is a fully registered teacher, holding a BA degree and a Diploma of Teaching (Primary). She relieved at Huntsbury Preschool when her tamariki attended and has been working as a Home Based educator for the last 6 years.  Lisa joined Huntsbury Preschool in 2022.

Ngaire Folau – Administrator

Ngaire joined the team in 2022. She moved to Christchurch, from Auckland, in 2013 and she has worked in various administrative and office roles.