An exciting addition comes to Nayland College’s physical and outdoor education departments this year, as Kristel Leijten joins the staff.
She is only in her fifth week at Nayland College, but our new sports coordinator Angela Baker has “hit the ground running”.
New Sports Coordinator Dayna Whiting has been an avid sports person all her life. Her hobbies include playing sports such as netball and volleyball, as well as coaching out in the community.
Mark Parfitt has been involved in outdoor education his whole life.
Growing up in Colorado, new to Nayland maths teacher Courtney Gravett had similar terrain to New Zealand, with mountains and lots of physical outdoor activities around to do with her family.
New to Nayland English teacher Corrin Vedder has always dreamed of writing a book. She has even started writing one, describing it as a fantasy with a bit of magic, “a bit like Harry Potter”.
Well-traveled science and biology teacher Glenis Paul has a Bachelor of Science with a major in Zoology. She has worked in 14 different schools in six different countries and has plenty of advice to give.
Courtenay Isherwood recently became a social studies teacher at Nayland College. It is a big lifestyle change for him, as he has spent the last couple of years as a conservation worker.
Dixie McDonald is no stranger to Nayland College. However, she has taken on a new role in Nayland as Head of House for Pegasus.
New Nayland College Deputy Principal Jane Townsend moved islands to take the opportunity of her new job here in Nelson.