Whakatane Beacon article


Life Education Eastern Bay of Plenty have been tamariki and rangatahi about health and wellbeing since 2001.

In 2019 the trust taught 3,130 children from 12 local schools.

Our Educator


Jacquie Hendrikse

Jacquie moved to New Zealand from South Africa recently with her husband. Previously, Jacquie was a head teacher of Media Studies at an independent school in South Africa, and then a lecturer in teacher education.

Jacquie brings with her many years of teaching experience and believes that every child is uniquely talented. As a mentor teacher, and with her skills in supporting personal and social development, Jacquie believes promoting and extending the work of Life Education is an extremely exciting and very necessary prospect in today’s world.


Major sponsors

  • Beacon



  • Pacific Toyota

Contact details

Chairperson: John Spring, 07 308 8129
Educator: Jacquie Hendrikse, 0210353329, [email protected]
Postal address: Life Education Trust Eastern Bay of Plenty, PO Box 289, Whakatane