Sonal is from a lovely city in Gujarat, India. She has been a Preschool teacher at New Shoots, Tauranga since 2017. She loves working alongside our dynamic and professional team.

She is a fully registered teacher with 16 years’ experience - 11 years in primary education in India, and 5 years of ECE teaching in New Zealand.

“I am passionate about contributing to the intellectual, social, emotional and physical development of young children. I firmly believe in building strong, respectful, caring and trusting relationships with each child and their whānau. I consider teaching a noble and respectful profession.

Outside work, I enjoy being with my family, reading books, sewing, cooking, gardening and listening to my cultural songs. I look forward to seeing our children grow as independent, capable and confident learners.” 

TaurangaJoanne Whyte