Izrana Riaz

Kia Ora, Hi my name is Izrana and I am one of the educators in our Toddler room. I was born in Fiji Islands, migrated to New Zealand in 2005. I live with my husband and my two lovely boys. I gained my qualification Bachelor in Education (Early Childhood) degree with Manukau Institute of Technology in 2013. I hold a provisional teacher’s registration.

My philosophy on teaching and learning are:

I believe that each child can become competent, capable and confident lifelong learners through play. Children learn and grow best in the environment where their health and emotional wellbeing is nurtured and they feel safe and secure. Play encourages children to learn through responsive and reciprocal relationships. I acknowledge the Treaty of Waitangi and believe that teaching should be based on, quality interactions with community, families/whānau and teachers respecting the cultural identity of all.