Helen has been involved in education for around 30 years. During this time she has taught at Whangaparaoa Primary School, and in 1986-91 was the founding Principal of KingsWay School. After leaving and starting a family Helen became founding Director of MASTERS Institute (Teacher Training), a curriculum developer and publisher (Interact Curriculum and SparX, and Celebrate Art resources), and home educated her five children with her husband Dean. Through all these experiences, and particularly through parenting and teaching her own children, Helen has seen the importance of learning being relevant to real life, based in relationship, being both authentic, and connected. Highlights of real life learning for her family included a year long trip around the world in which they spent six months in developing countries and six months traveling and learning in Europe in a campervan. Helen became the principal of Mahurangi Christian School in 2011, transitioning the school to Horizon School in 2015. She loves working with a team of enthusiastic, happy, skilful teachers who care about inspiring and equipping individual learners.
Term 1, 2018
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