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”.
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 staff member Lauren Williams took the stairs to the top of the Eiffel Tower last year.
New Nayland College Deputy Principal Jane Townsend moved islands to take the opportunity of her new job here in Nelson.
Mrs. Mott gets a celebratory photo taken as she reaches the top of Ball Pass in Mt Cook National Park.
Canadian outdoor-enthusiast Melanie Mott returned to teach at Nayland College in early 2017.
New Performing Arts Coordinator at Nayland College, Sarah Luton, has an background of missionary work. She has traveled to Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia and Malaysia.
Janelle Cochrane is a “really active relaxer”. She is Nayland College’s latest member of the international office where she works as a support person. There she cares for the wellbeing of the international students.