Pauline

Head Teacher & Site Supervisor

Talofa lava. My name is Pauline Rasch-Poutasi, I am a mother of four boys and one girl. I am a qualified, registered Early Childhood Teacher and have graduated with a Bachelor in Early Childhood Teaching in 2012. I have over seven years of experience in working in Pasefika and mainstream centres throughout Auckland.

I believe that it is important to maximise strong relationships and collaborations between whanau/families and parents to ensure the best outcome for our tamariki. My passion for learning motivates me as an educator to nurture and support children connect with their Culture, Christian values, and Language in a rich stimulating environment.

Heather
Chef

Talofa lava! My name is Heather-Seira and you’ll find me in the kitchen here at Aukilani Kids. I studied level 4 cookery and Culinary Collectives in 2020 and have experience working in a commercial kitchen. I am very passionate about seeing kids grow into strong, healthy individuals and am very delighted to be helping them go about their day with full tummys!

Asopaia

Teacher

Talofa lava, my name is Asopaia Ama Siamomua. I am a Qualified and a Fully Registered  ECE Teacher. I have been working as a teacher for last ten years .

My responsibilities are to support children’s learning through providing them with opportunities to explore their interests. I work collaboratively with the Manager and staff to provide a safe and friendly learning environment, where children feel respected and valued. I love to challenge myself through my teaching for better-ness of not only myself but for the children learning and development.

E lelei la’u tautala i le Gagana fa’a-Samoa ma le fa’a-Peretania.

Fa’afetai lava.

Joy

Administrator

Talofa Lava,  my name is Joy Pocklington.  I am a mother of four beautiful gems - two boys and two girls who are my crowning glories, and wife to an amazing Samoan/Maori prince.  

My parents hail from the village of Faleasiu in Samoa and I have five sisters and two brothers. 

I have over 10 years customer service experience and recently started a side business in making celebration cakes. This gives me the opportunity to tap into my creative side and explore the art of cake decorating, but also I love the art of eating it as well hehe.

I love my samoan culture and I appreciate knowing how to speak the language.  I am always looking for new challenges and I am very adaptable.  

I love being around kids, they bring so much JOY.

I believe God has a purpose for every child and I am here to support you in making sure your child has the best opportunities available here at Aukilani Kids. 

"Train up a child in the way he should go,
And when he is old he will not depart from it."

Proverbs 22:6