HI, I am Sarah Li. I am from China and have been living in New Zealand for almost 9 years. I have 14 years of teaching experience. Before immigrating to New Zealand, I was teaching English in China for 7 years to both primary and intermediate school children. I have a bachelor of Education (specialising in Montessori) from Auckland University of Technology. I have been teaching preschool children in Auckland for 7 years, including 4 years in the Montessori field.
I love working with children and believe that the foundation for teaching children is based on love and respect. All children are capable and unique learners and have their own ways to learn. As a teacher, I would like to provide all children ample learning opportunities in terms of their developmental levels and individual needs.
(26th October 2010)
My name is Anulani Liyanagama. I have been working as an Early Childhood Teacher for 21 years. I come from Sri Lanka and have been living in New Zealand for 14 years. I am married and have a daughter and a son.
I completed my Montessori training in Sri Lanka and worked in a Montessori school for 8 years prior to residing in New Zealand. I have completed a Bachelor of Education (Teaching) at the University of Auckland and have worked 13 years in New Zealand.
I believe that early childhood education is extremely important, as it is the foundation of children’s learning and development. I believe children learn best in a safe environment where they have a sense of belonging. I truly enjoy working in a Montessori preschool as I believe Montessori is an education for life – a learning process where children are encouraged to develop at their own pace in a safe and caring environment. The whole environment provides children with the freedom to follow their natural tendencies towards independence, exploration, co-operation, order, repetition, imagination and communication.