Jo Mitchell - Teacher


Timaru-born Jo’s philosophy to teaching changed after experiencing motherhood.

“I worked as a secondary school teacher for five years and studied a Bachelor of Education, specialising in Physical Education and a Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning in Secondary Education in Christchurch at the University of Canterbury and Christchurch College of Education.

After the births of my two beautiful daughters Isabella (3) and Ruby (1), I really wanted to find out more about how these little tamariki think and work. They are fascinating! This year, I am studying at NZTC to complete my Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education. I look forward to welcoming you and your families into the Te Rito Room and making it a safe, fun and exciting environment for your child to enjoy.”

WestgateJoanne Whyte