Shona Bassett - Teacher


Shona is the proud mother of two children and grandmother to one. She has a Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood) with a major in Professional Education from The University of Waikato.

“My passion when working with young children is building relationships. I love the continuity you get with the triangle of care and education between teacher, child and parents. Some of my core values are building partnerships, exploration of the great outdoors, physicality, dance, music, celebrating children’s natural instincts and allowing children time and space to do things on their own.

I joined the New Shoots team in August 2016 after teaching at a community-based centre for four years. In my spare time I love to grow plants, spend time with my family and friends, go on bush walks and outdoor adventures, read educational and self-help articles, go camping and eat healthily.” 

TaurangaJoanne Whyte