Waikato East

Waikato East classroom


The Life Education Waikato East Trust covers the geographic area of Waihi Beach, Thames and the Coromandel Peninsula, also known as The Seabird Coast. Our most Northern schools are in Bombay and Ararimu. In the West, we cover the Hauraki Plains and the Te Kauwhata areas.

In 2018 we visited 50 schools and saw a total of 4821 pupils.

Life Education Trust (LET) was started in this area when its founder, Trevor Grice, approached Garry Willacy, the Principal of Thames High School in September 1996.

After a lot of fundraising, the Trust was officially set up in January 1999 and an Educator was appointed in July 1999. The Mobile Classroom was officially opened in September 1999. The first school visit, to Ngatea Primary School, took place in February 2000.


Contact details

Chairperson: Keith Trembarth, 07 862 6833
Educator: Mike Budd Phone: 027 438 8132, waikatoeast@lifeed.org.nz
Postal address: Life Education Trust Waikato East, PO Box 23, Ngatea 3541