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
  • Jashil Reddy - Educator
  • Mat Harris - Educator

Our educators


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.


Mat Harris

Mat grew up in a small farming community in Central Otago. Having completed his schooling and Universtity years in nearby Dunedin he moved to Auckland for a career in teaching. Mat is thrilled to be part of the West Auckland Life Education whanau and can’t wait to get started.

Previously, Mat was a Team Leader and teacher at a large primary school in East Auckland. Since buying a home and moving out West, he has spent time relieving at many schools and has enjoyed the variety and getting emerged in the schools that West Auckland has to offer. Mat brings with him many years of teaching experience across all ages of Primary Education. As a Team Leader, he was passionate about learning and leading in Mindfulness Education and Resilience in young people.

A note from Mat

I am so excited to be a part of the West Auckland Life Education Whānau. I was drawn to work with Life Education Trust as I have huge belief in the programmes that we deliver and the difference that we can make to our young people. In an ever changing world, it is important that we are gifting children with the knowledge and the strategies to help guide them through life so that they are able to be the best version of themselves that they can be. I am looking really forward to getting into more schools across wonderful West Auckland and continuing to deliver that quality programmes and interactive learning that Life Education Trust offers. Harold and I hope to meet with many of you in the near future!

Contact details

Chairpeople: Steven Khov [email protected], Peter Young [email protected] 

General enquiries Executive Officer: Jessica Meurant, [email protected] 

Educator: Jashil Reddy, 021 449 875, [email protected]

Educator: Mat Harris, 022 319 9246, [email protected] 

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