Auckland West


Life Education Trust Auckland West started in April 1991 (originally as Life Education Trust Waitakere).

Auckland West has two mobile classrooms and successfully delivers the Life Education programme to over 13,100 children in 2018 at 63 Schools.

Our partners

  • The Trusts Community Foundation
  • NZ Lottery grants Board
  • Pub Charity
  • Lion Foundation
  • Community Organisation Grants Scheme
  • Auckland Council: Henderson Massey Local Board
  • Rotary Waitakere
  • City Cleaning Services Ltd.
  • Swanson Railway Station Trust
  • MD Aluminium Ltd.
  • Selectlok NZ Ltd.
  • Go West Bus Company – NZ Bus
  • MacDonald Barnett Partners Ltd.
  • Lincoln Green
  • Servco
  • BDR Security       

Our people

  • Steven Khov - Chairperson
  • Peter Young - Chairperson
  • August Prescott - Treasurer
  • Jessica Meurant - Executive Officer
  • Michelle Brown - Trustee
  • Warren Howe - Trustee
  • Brenda Cronin- Trustee
  • Sophie Bell - Educator
  • Jashil Reddy - Educator

Our educators

Kia ora,

My name is Sophie Bell, and I I have the privilege of being the Educator for the city-side of West Auckland. I grew up in Mount Eden but moved out West four years ago, and love it, especially the big open green spaces and the native bush. I have two children under 10.

My particular areas of passion are resilience and mental health, as well as healthy relationships. We are all on a journey towards thriving in our physical, mental, spiritual and social health, and it is my pleasure to be able to share evidence-based, amazing and helpful knowledge and skills that I have also taken on board and have benefitted from!

Hoping that Harold and I get to meet you at a school or community event in the near future
Mā te wā!


My name is Jashil Reddy and I'm so excited to be part of the Auckland West team, working with our amazing schools and being of service to them.

I was born in Fiji but raised in Massey and love to being of service to the schools in West Auckland, especially with our use of technology.

I love learning about our amazing human body and what foods best fuel us. On my days off, I spend most of my time in the kitchen baking and cooking delicious food.


Contact details

Chairpeople: Steven Khov, Peter Young 

General enquiries Executive Officer: Jessica Meurant, 

Educator: Jashil Reddy, 021 449 875,

Educator: Sophie Bell, 022 319 9246, 

Postal address: Life Education Trust Auckland West, PO Box 60180, Titirangi, Auckland 0642