There’s plenty in the news at the moment about city teachers fleeing Auckland and its astronomical house prices and gridlocked traffic. However, while PE and health and whānau class teacher Bruno Watkins comes to Nayland direct from a six year teaching stint in South Auckland, you’d hardly call him an Aucklander.
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”.
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.
Canadian outdoor-enthusiast Melanie Mott returned to teach at Nayland College in early 2017.