Jackie Xian - Teacher


Jackie joined the New Shoots team in 2017 after working in enjoyable roles as a relieving teacher for several years.

“My passion for early childhood education is to let art (primarily music and visual art) benefit children in their daily experiences and activities. Both music and visual art can benefit children greatly, whether it’s physically, mentally, emotionally or socially. I enjoy drawing portraits and playing ukulele and I like to integrate this with my personal philosophy into my daily teaching practice.

My home country is China but I have lived in New Zealand for over six years. I really like New Zealand’s friendly people, unique culture and purely natural environment. In my spare time I enjoy sports - mainly rugby and basketball. I am really looking forward to creating some memorable experiences and special moments for the children.” 

SunnynookJoanne Whyte