Our educators, Lynne and Nicole are registered teachers with the X-factor! Along with Harold our mascot they make the lessons a fun-filled and informative journey.
Lynne Darroch has recently joined our team as our new Educator. She has described the opportunity to be actively teaching young people throughout her local community alongside Harold as a dream job come true.
She has worked extensively in the disability sector, where the concepts of inclusion, support, respect and uniqueness are vital. Her focus as a teacher is to support each individual to develop their full potential through the use of drama and the arts.
A lifelong learner with interests in health, wellbeing and education Lynne has gone on to achieve a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Education, a Diploma in Naturopathy, a Post Graduate certificate in Health Science and a Post Graduate Diploma in Primary Teaching.
Outside of teaching, she enjoys staying in her caravan in Mangawhai, making regular visits to the beach with her 12-year-old dog Martha and is currently learning to use a stand-up paddle board. She also enjoys live theatre, art exhibitions, going to watch Netball and taking advantage of the many varied events Auckland has to offer.
Nicole’s time spent helping with her son’s classroom inspired her to obtain her Bachelor of Education. Now a mum of two with over 8 years of teaching experience joined Life Education Trust as an Educator and has embarked on her 4th year with our Trust. Her journey with the Trust has exposed her to the multi-faceted role that Educators play in daily operations while delivering our message to children throughout Auckland Central.
“Building relationships with the Auckland Central children and communities while passing on Harold’s messages of how special and unique we all are and enabling children to make informed Health choices, strengthens my belief in what an amazing job Life Education does within New Zealand.
The children who enter my Classroom come from different cultures and backgrounds and their enthusiasm and questioning inspires me every day. Having teachers and students thanking me for giving them tools and knowledge to positively impact on their lives, combined with the big smiles of the Auckland Central children is the icing on the cake for me.”