Manager - Yvette (on maternity leave till Term 4 2020)

Hi.  I'm Yvette and I have been working for BOSCO since October 2007.  I'm employed full-time and do all the administration side of running all programmes.  I help out in the programmes when needed, which I totally love.  

I thoroughly love the diversity of my job and spending time and getting to know each and every child. I love how every day is so different.

I have completed training in (in order): Comprehensive First aid (renewed every 2 years), Child Protection (CYFS), Behaviour Management (Growing good children), Intercultural awareness in OSCAR, Health and Safety, Child Behaviour (levels 1, 2 & 3), What is autism/aspergers, Creative crafts, Making the world of difference for children/tamariki in OSCAR, Emergency 101, Go kids!Get active, The wacky scientists OSCAR laboratory, Emergency Management, I want to play too, I'm only 5, Water safety, Recognising and responding to child abuse (Child Matters), Journey of hope, Relationships and the brain, Behaviour strategies, Child behaviour - sad not bad, anaphylatic training (use of epi pens)., Kiwi kids and mental health, What did you say, Foodtastic, Kiwi kids and mental health strategies, Treaty of Waitangi, Practical Strategies for challenging behaviour, Mood Management, Social Skills, Code of Ethics, Trauma through the eyes of a child, Journey of Hope, Developing Brain, Child Protection, Older children, Understanding and managing ADHD and oppositional behaviour, Just a bit of fun, Children's brain research, Working together to improve the outcome for vulnerable children (CYFs and Child Matters), Keep calm and keep your pants on, Get of the couch games, Treasure trove play workshop, Safe food handling (Food Safety Act 2014), Save your sanity - proactive strategies for challenging behaviour (focusing on ADHD, ASD and oppositional behaviour), Water Safety, Strategies for Challenging behaviours in children 10+, De-escalation. 

I have also completed management training in (in order): ,Power up course (accomplish Cash Manager),Funding and Finance, Train the Trainers (levels 1 & 2), Staff recruitment and induction, Strategic Funding, Let's look at employment, How to be a good employer, Everything you want to know about Inland Revenue, Engaging your future (excuses or accountability), The future of Community (implications for what we do and how we do it), Managing conflict in adults, How to prevent Fraud, Fun with funding,Stepping up to leadership, Vulnerable Childrens' Act in an OSCAR Setting.

I have completed the OSCAR Out of School Care and Recreation certificate through the Open Polytechnic with a merit and 40 credits.

I'm married to Tony, and have been for 16 years (together 20).  Together we have 2 children, Caitlyn who is 19  (attends Canterbury of University and Dominic who is 15 (attends St Thomas of Canterbury College), we are expecting our third child. In my free time (hmm whats that) I enjoy spending time with family and friends, walking, gardening, reading and of course cleaning (yes I'm weird). 

Acting Manager - Juanita 

Hi, my name is Juanita. I started working for BOSCO in February 2017

I have completed training in (in order): Comprehensive First aid (renewed every 2 years), Child Protection, Dealing with challenging behaviour, New to OSCAR, Safe Food Handling (Food Safety Act 2014), Children with Autismn, Preparing your emergency Plan, Health and Safety, Water Safety, Vulnerable Children's Act in an OSCAR Setting, challenging behaviours in children 10+, cultural awareness and Treaty of Waitangi, De-esclatation, anaphylatic training (use of epi pens).

I am married to Jake and we have a 15 year old son, Juan.  We are from South Africa but already feel very much at home here in Christchurch.

I graduated from University with a B.Ed degree and have since then been teaching. I have 15 years International teaching experience in ages ranging from 3 to 18 years. I have teaching experience in England, South Africa and Taiwan. This helped me to learn about and adapt to different cultures, environments and languages. I have gained lots of experience over the years and this helps me to manage and handle children with challenging behaviours. I also have experience in special needs children as I worked at a special needs school in South Africa. I love working with children and to help them reach their full potential.

I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. A good BBQ, watching rugby, fishing, biking and movies are among my favourite things to do. 

Assistant Supervisor- Janelle

Hi, my name is Janelle.  I started working for BOSCO in October 2019.

I have completed a comprehensive first aid course which is renewed every two years. I have completed Child Protection training, Health and Safety Induction and Strategiesfor Challenging Behaviours in Children 10+ Years.

I graduated from Aoraki Polytechnic with a diploma in Beauty Therapy and Epilation. I am currently enrolling for night classes at Ara to gain a certificate in teaching ESOL (English to speakers of other languages).

Before working at BOSCO I worked as a boarding house weekend manager which is where I realized that working with children is what I love doing.

In my spare time I like spending time with my family, reading, walking my dog Buttons, traveling and exploring new places.

Assistant - Caitlyn

Hi, my name is Caitlyn and I started working at BOSCO in 2015. I started as a high school helper and am now an assistant.

I have completed a comprehensive first aid course which is renewed every two years. I have also completed training in Child Protection and Health and Safety induction.

I am currently in my first year at the University of Canterbury studying a bachelor of teaching and learning (primary). 

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. One of my favourite things to do is watch movies on a rainy day with my family. 

Assistant - Position advertised

Assistant - Luna-May
Hi, my name is Luna-May and I started working for BOSCO in February 2019.

I have completed training in: Comprehensive First aid,  Child Protection,  Health & Safety and assisting behaviour change in children, Assisting Behaviour Change in Children (Part 1 & 2), Assisting Behaviour Change in Children and Working with Children with ADHD (Part 1, 2 & 3).

I currently hold a first aid certificate which was completed in the Seychelles. I worked in the Seychelles as a conservation intern with turtles, tortoises and sharks. If I have spare time I spend it with my animals, such as going on tramps with my dog. 

Prior to BOSCO I worked as a math tutor where I discovered my passion for working with children.  

I am currently completing my second year of tertiary education at the University of Canterbury, studying a bachelor of science in environmental science and geography and a second degree in law. 

Assistant - Aimee

Hi my name is Aimee and I started working for BOSCO in May 2019.

I have completed training in (in order): Comprehensive First Aid and Child Protection, Assisting Behaviour Change in Children (Part 1 & 2) and Health and Safety Induction.   

I am currently in my second year at the University of Canterbury studying a Bachelor of Science majoring in Geography and Environmental Science.

When I am not attending university, I am home in Lake Taupo where I have always been deeply involved with my community.

Apart from studying, I love to get outdoors and head up the mountain to ski, head out on the mountain bike trails and play football.