Cheryl was born and raised in China. She explored Australia for a year before moving to New Zealand. She completed her Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) with NZTC in 2018, and joined New Shoots Matamata in Feb. 2019.

“Being an ECE teacher is such a rewarding and fun experience. I love interacting with our tamariki, promoting their growth, and learning alongside them. I hope to bring my Chinese culture, background and new ideas to the New Shoots Matamata whānau to contribute to our multicultural learning environment. I look forward to meeting all the gorgeous tamariki and their whānau”.

“Out of my work time, I love catching up with my family and friends through video calls as they still live in China. Also, experiencing and understanding the Kiwi lifestyle and the differences between cultures is fascinating. I enjoy exploring all the fun places nearby, and making new friends”.

Jen Sievers