Petrina Yuretich
Petrina YuretichStaff Representative
Board of Trustees

Ko Taratara taku maunga
Ko Whangaroa taku moana
Ko Peter Sole taku Papa
Ko Janet Sole taku mama
Ko Martin Yuretich taku hoa tāne
Ko Petrina Yuretich ahau.

A bit about me

I was born and raised in the Far North. I was born in Kaeo, moved to Waiharara and attended Waiharara primary school and then Kaitaia college.  When I first left school I trained as a nurse and worked in Auckland for many years at Starship hospital. I moved back up north with my husband and children about 15 years ago and then studied to become a teacher. I have two beautiful adult children.

I love working with tamariki and I enjoy being a teacher.
I have been working in the New Entrant class at Mangonui for two years now. I have a passion for the play based approach to learning which allows children to learn and develop while they are immersed in play.

What I like doing in my spare time

I love doing outdoor activities like playing netball, swimming, mountain bike riding, paddle boarding, tramping and walking.
I really love reading too. Nothing beats a good book.
My goal is to do more art! This year I am going to art class in the evenings and I love it.