I have a long and proud association with the Kapiti Coast, living here all my life and attending Paraparaumu Primary School and Kapiti College.


I have had a close association with the youth of the district through teaching here, local sport and the NZ Scout Association.

Training and Qualifications

Piano/Music: In 1976 I passed the ATCL Teacher’s Diploma and in 1979 I passed the LTCL Performer’s Diploma.


I graduated from Victoria University with a Bachelor of Arts (majored in Education) in 1980. I received my Diploma of Teaching from Wellington Teacher’s College in 1981 after completing my first year of teaching at Titahi Bay North Primary School.


Teaching Background

I taught for 15 years in New Zealand primary schools including 8 years locally at Kena Kena Primary School.

Tutoring Background

I have tutored locally for the past 16 years and have had a working relationship with several local primary schools during this time. They allow me access to children, for private tuition, during school hours to meet specific needs with language and maths. Otherwise I tutor from my home in central Raumati Beach.

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