Phone: 0508 JUMPSTART

Meet the Team

Katie Jones

Programme Manager/School

Katie has been at Jumpstart Rimu Street since it opened, starting as a new graduate (Dip.ECE) then going on to complete both her Bachelor Degree and NZ Teachers Registration. Katie is full of enthusiasm, her high energy and ‘firm but fair’ approach to teaching makes her popular with the children. Katie’s professionalism and commitment to exceptional educational practices has led to her appointment in 2014 as ‘Programme Manager’(School).

Meredith Osten

Transition to School Programme Meredith is a Primary Trained Teacher (BA.ED.Tch) and is an experienced primary teacher. Meredith runs our Transition to School Programme. She places a strong emphasis on Numeracy and Literacy and this passion resonates throughout the centre. Take a look at our ‘Transition Programme’ section for more information.

Joe Te Huki

Joe is a qualified, registered ECE teacher (B.Ed.ECE) and has been working in the industry for 10+ years. Joe has lots of enthusiasm and enjoys ‘joking around’ and having fun with the children. Joe enjoys the outdoors, especially gardening, and is passionate about sharing her skills and knowledge in these areas with the centre.

Megan Hurley

Megan is an experienced primary trained teacher (BEd.Tch, Grad.Dip.Special Ed). She has 2 young children (Abbey 5 and Oscar 3). Megan is a very ‘busy’ teacher, she often has 3-4 activities going at a time, ensuring she is catering for individuals needs and interests. Megan has a passional for visual arts and this is demonstrated throughout the centre, she confidently links this passion to her strengths in numeracy and literacy.