Kia ora, my name is Yingfen. I moved to New Zealand 14 years ago and Rotorua is my home. I am a mother to Matthew who is 13 years old. I am fluent in English and Mandarin and competent in te reo Maori and Japanese language. Gardening, Chinese cooking, outdoor activities, socialising with friends, reading, and music are my interests.
I gained a Bachelor of Teaching (ECE) in 2012 at Waiariki Institute of Technology, Rotorua (now Toi Ohomai). I am passionate about making a difference to the educational future of young New Zealand children. I am open to new ideas and keen to apply educational pedagogies and content knowledge to my daily practice. I want to come to work to be happy and passionate about teaching, and to create a fun, loving, and respectful environment for learning, teachers need to have fun too. I believe holistic development is an approach to learning, especially social-emotional well-being is paramount to their ability to participate in groups and keep on learning. I would like to nurture and support young children to grow up as happy, confident and responsible citizens, healthy in body and in mind.