Meet our Wonderful Team of Educators
Meet Trea - She's a gentle natured educator and the children adore her! She's really sporty and loves spending time coaching and educating children, especially in the great outdoors. You'll often find Trea sitting quietly talking with children, deep in conversation explaining something tricky or you can find her challenging them to running races or playing the guitar around the firepit. She's our educator extraordinaire!
Meet Patrick - He is crazy passionate about rugby but he's also super keen on all sports so his work with Kelly Sports supported his sport craze just nicely...which also comes in very handy at Into Nature School with our energetic bunch of children. Our children love learning with Patrick - they are often seen dragging him off to show him something interesting that they've found and he's always up for an adventure!
Meet Mary - She's been teaching for over a hundred years. Why? Because she loves it! She has a youthful spring in her step, she's super fit and she loves the outdoors. We think she's a walking botanical encyclopedia because it seems there's nothing she doesn't know about the native plants in our Kahikatea forest. Mary loves forest schooling for the authentic real life experiences it provides children, especially as it's completely device free.
Meet Noel - he's our Health & Safety expert. He's also our guy that gets stuff done! He's handy with the tools and always busy being creative, constructing something that makes Into Nature School just that little bit special. No job is too big or too little for Noel - he's just happy to be making a difference to the lives of the children in a practical way.
Meet Eddie - He's been teaching primary aged children for many years (here in New Zealand and in his home country of Spain). More importantly he's got extensive knowledge and experience of forest schooling as he once ran a forest school in Spain. Eddie loves life! He's quick to laugh, and even quicker to break into a song, singing and playing the guitar around the firepit to entertain the children.