Our Team

Leadership Team

Jisun Hutchison

Centre Manager

Kia Ora Whānau,

My name is Jisun Hutchison. I am originally from South Korea and have lived here since 2003. I have been teaching children since 2009 and was a head teacher for over 10 years.

My passion towards children is learning from each other while building relationships with others. I think developing the children’s dispositions (playfulness, perseverance, curiosity, courage, trust, and confidence) is vital for their learning and development.

It is a privilege for me to be in Early Childhood Education as I get to share the children’s precious childhood moments as part of their learning journey.

I look forward to learning with the children.

Samara Strugnell

Speech Language Therapist / Director

Samara hails from West Auckland and joins the team as a Speech Language Therapist after 16 years working in Deaf Education. Samara is also Director of Ako Adventures and is planning to be on site 2-3 days per week alongside our Kaiako.