Our Staff

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

Jane Russell – Centre Manager

Jane has her Kindergarten Teacher’s Diploma and has full registration.  Jane has taught in New Zealand, London and Sydney, and has been at Huntsbury Preschool since July 1998.

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.