Sandra Murray - Second in Charge


Sandra is the room Team Leader for preschool. She joined New Shoots Hamilton 2 months after we opened, in March 2013 and opened Rimu Room in June 2013. She now assists Gill, as Second in Charge of the centre.

Before that, she worked in a small centre while she studied towards her Diploma. Once her Diploma was achieved she became the Manager of that centre for 5 years.  She worked in several other centres before beginning at New Shoots. She also mentors teachers through their teacher registration. 

“I enjoy working alongside tamariki, supporting their passion and extending their knowledge.  The joy on their faces when they complete a new challenge or learn something is priceless.  I believe tamariki learn through play and as teachers we support this through positive interactions and learning experiences.

“Outside work I’m a mother to a young man, who in his younger years kept me very busy with a variety of sporting activities. I have been involved with Children’s Athletics since my son was 3 and have just become a life member of a local athletic club in Hamilton  - which was a wonderful recognition. I’m also the Chairperson for WBOP Children’s Athletics and an Official so my summers are very busy but enjoyable.”

HamiltonJoanne Whyte