Mentoring is a complex issue with our Atypical children.  

At Mockingbird we have three people we have confidence in recommending.  

We have received very positive feedback from children and families regarding David, Jonty & Shania.  They have each been police checked by Mockingbird and they each have clean drivers’ licences and legal vehicles.

The mentoring is available to ANYONE, not just Mockingbird families.

If interested please contact the mentor DIRECTLY.


David Zencominierski Ph: 021 0829 0814

 David is a young environmental activist, adventurer and Peter Pan with a degree in Biological Sciences and an affinity for neurodiversity. With his deeper understanding of the natural world, he is able to look beyond the surface layer of biological processes where he discovers a deep love for the planet and everything that stands on it. He is able to calmly communicate the lessons he can observe in various ecosystems and apply them to everyday life through his philosophy, storytelling and his scientific understanding.  


Jonty Climo Ph: 022 158 8021

Jonty is a very enthusiastic and passionate musician. He has studied music all through high school and straight into a diploma. Once graduated he began teaching music and drama all over Tauranga at different theatres and schools. Since joining Mockingbird Jonty has become a mentor/music and drama tutor. 

Taking kids on outings to their chosen place and helping them with any ongoing issues them or the parents may have! Jonty would love to expand his mentorship through music or just to be a big buddy to help guide and support these children in their time of need.


Shania Whale Ph: 022 458 9851

  Shania is a young and energetic individual who loves bringing creativity and fun to the children at Mockingbird. She is currently doing a Bachelor’s degree majoring in Psychology and Sociology at the University of Waikato Tauranga, because she is deeply interested and passionate about helping others through hardship. Shania is enthusiastic about music and loves to do Musical Theatre shows in her free time through the local theatres in Tauranga. Shania would love to help any children through outings to their chosen place, mentoring in school work if they need, or just being a friend to hang out with and guide them through any troubles.