This is my third year at Peria School and I am loving it. It’s wonderful working at such a small school and getting to know all the children within the school. Please come and say hello and let me know what’s on top for you! I grew up in Whangarei and have wanted to live in a rural environment since I was a child so Peria is a dream place for me.
My family originally comes from Austria and I grew up speaking German at home and English at school. I love gardening, cooking and nutrition, and spending time in nature. I own a tortoiseshell cat named Jade. It’s fair to say I have a love for animals and all things living. Hence why I studied biology which has given me an interest in teaching science to young children and getting them excited about protecting our environment. Reading is another interest of mine and I am determined that every child that leaves Te Puna is well on their reading journey! Coming from an early childhood background has also made me very passionate about learning through play and all it encompasses.
Please feel free to come to me if you have any questions. I look forward to working together with you!
Dominique Unger, Years 1 – 2 (Te Puna)