Ginalyn Yumul

Centre Manager

Kia ora. My name is Ginalyn, and I am the Center Manager of Karori Kids Inc. I have been an educator since 2001. I have two Masters in Education (TESOL and English Teaching) and in 2010, I also completed my Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education at Victoria University, Wellington. During my spare time, I like to do gardening, tramping, cooking, and surfing the net. Teaching is my passion and I believe that children are competent, capable, and powerful learners. Teachers should be able to provide them with opportunities to explore and develop their knowledge and skills whilst providing a warm, calming, and supportive learning environment.

Catherine Wards-Davey

Registered Senior Teacher

Ko Catherine tōku ingoa no Karori ahau. I am a full-time teacher at Karori Kids and have been teaching since 2012. I love studying new things, dressing up, wandering in greenspaces and retelling folk stories. I am very privileged to be able to spend my days here with your delightful tamariki as I support their learning and watch them grow and blossom. I am passionate about advocating for children’s rights, sustainability and being a responsible Te Tiriti o Waitangi partner.


Tracy Keyes

Registered Senior Teacher

Kia ora, my name is Tracy and I have been teaching full time at Karori Kids since 2015. Travel and cooking are my biggest passions in life. I absolutely love exploring new countries, cultures and most importantly food. I have been volunteering for Good Bitches Baking which is a network of people who want to show kindness to those communities who are having a tough time. I have been teaching since 2012 and I love spending time developing relationships with children and am constantly amazed by the learning that happens for them every day.

Eva Wang

Registered Teacher

Kia ora. My name is Eva. I came to New Zealand from China when I was 15 years old. I completed my Bachelor of Teaching in Early Childhood at the University of Auckland in March 2018. A few things that I value the most in teaching are love and respect. I also believe in the importance of teaching young children to develop social competence through emotional regulation and positive interactions. Outside of teaching I enjoy travelling, baking and cooking.


Savannah Barrack

Registered Teacher

Kia ora. My name is Savannah. I completed my Bachelor of Education specialising in Early Childhood Education in 2020 at Auckland University of Technology. I love travelling to new places and exploring all the beautiful and wonderful things that our world has to offer. I also love going for nice meals, catching up with friends and shopping. Teaching in Early Childhood is my passion, and it has been my dream since I was 8 years old. The bit that draws me to the teaching industry the most is that I can watch children develop holistically as they build a solid foundation of lifelong learning.

Vincent Sanciangco


Kamusta! My name is Vincent Peter Santiago, and I am originally from the Philippines. I have my bachelor’s degree in Electronics Communication Engineering which I attained in the Philippines. I strongly believe that children need a caring environment with a variety of play opportunities to develop holistically. I enjoy being a part of the early stages of learning and development of children and would love to follow their interests to help build competent and confident learners. I look forward to working alongside your children and forming trusting relationships with them.