Phyllis Folima - Second in Charge


Born in Niue, with a Samoan partner, Phyllis has worked in ECE for more than 20 years.

“Fakalofa Lahi Atu. I am a passionate teacher who enjoys working alongside children and extending their interests as well as guiding them into the next stage of development. I love being creative and enjoy offering opportunities that allow children to express themselves through art, music and movement as well as storytelling. I am also passionate about Tikanga Māori and ensuring our children are exposed to both bicultural and multicultural practices.

My partner and I care for his two daughters Taryn (19) and Taylah (16). I absolutely love anything to do with food! I believe this to be my love language.”

WestgateJoanne Whyte