Dane Laugesen – Teacher


Dane was born and raised in Hamilton with a melting pot of nationalities (kiwi). He has ties to Ngati Porou and is a father to a daughter and several cats. He studied for a graduate diploma in teaching ECE at The University of Waikato in 2011. After his first teaching practicum he was employed immediately at that centre and have been teaching ever since. He also has a degree in graphic design which goes hand in hand with his artistic and visual approach to teaching.

He started at New Shoos, Hamilton when it first opened in 2013 as one of the original founding staff members.

“I enjoy creating beautiful and exciting spaces for the children as well as myself. Developing provocation that keep children engaged, captivated and in awe. I enjoy seeing children reach developmental milestones and challenging themselves in all areas. Outside of work I enjoy plants and nature, interior design and architecture, photography baking /cooking and food styling.”

HamiltonJoanne Whyte