North Wellington

North Wellington Trust

Overview

Since 1991 Life Education Trust North Wellington has been successfully delivering the Life Education programme to many children throughout this local area.

In 2015 LET North Wellington reached over 6,600 children in 49 schools. The hard working Trustees continue to raise much needed funds to keep the mobile classroom running.

 

Sponsors

The Trust receives strong support from the Rotary Clubs and the Mana Community Grants Foundation.

 

Our people

Kapa and Harold

Kapa Te Aho - Educator

Kapa’s aunty is a teacher and her mum always wanted to be one, so she thinks that inspired her to train to be one. She joined the Life Education team two years ago and loves working with young people because they keep her energized and positive. Kapa believes that the health curriculum is important and loves that “the students can easily see the value of what is being taught in the classroom, they’re interested and empowered by what Harold has to offer.”

Kapa is a second generation Harold appreciator. “I remember visiting Harold as a student and the things we were taught - some parts word-for-word even. I remember the anticipation of getting to see him and sharing what we’d learnt. I think that nostalgia, combined with all the wonderful resources means I really love working with Harold.”

Kapa would like to remind parents and caregivers to ask their kids what they enjoyed about seeing Harold at school and what activities they did in the mobile classroom. “It's a real positive way to reinforce what they have learnt, shows them that you value their learning, and lets them express their excitement.”

Noel Evans

Noel Evans – Treasurer

Noel was born and educated in Wellington. He recently retired from a career in Information Technology where he had been employed in senior management and consulting roles in the Oil, Software, Finance, and Dairy industries, and in Government. He joined the Rotary Club of Plimmerton in 1985, and has served as Newsletter Editor, Treasurer, Secretary, Community Service and Club Service Director, Webmaster and was President in 1994-95. He was named a Paul Harris Fellow in 1997, and was awarded a Sapphire Pin by Rotary District 9940 in 2003 for his work in developing the District 9940 Website.

In 2007, Noel joined the North Wellington Trust as Treasurer, and has taken on the responsibility since 2008 for running the Porirua Book Fair that serves as a major fundraiser for the Trust and the Rotary Club of Plimmerton Charitable Trust.

Noel married Meryll in 1962 and they have 3 adult sons and 8 grandchildren. Both he and Meryll are keen golfers, and Noel is also a semi-professional jazz bass player.

 

Contact details

Chairperson: Allan Nichols, 021 491 838
Educator: Kapa Te Aho, 021 658 131, northwellington@lifeed.org.nz
Treasurer: Noel Evans, 021 181 5972