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Joanne Newth – Administrator

Joanne Newth, AdministratorJoanne Newth was appointed NZK office administrator in 2011. Jo has a background in IT, accounting and administration and has worked in both the public and private sectors. Jo’s introduction to kindergarten was through her daughters when she became involved with the local Johnsonville Kindergarten.

From 1996 to 1999 Jo was committee secretary and an elected member of the Wellington Region Free Kindergarten Association (now He Whānau Manaaki) board where she held positions on the executive, staffing and finance committees.

I have been passionate about kindergarten ever since my children attended in the late 1990s. The benefits they gained from being ‘kindy kids’ were extraordinary and helped give them a strong start to their school years.

I am proud to be part of the kindergarten movement and to do my part to make sure kindergarten remains an awesome experience for future generations.