Waipa/King Country

Waipa King Country classroom


Since 1992 with the generous assistance of Sir Patrick Hogan from the Cambridge Stud, the Life Education Waipa/King Country Trust has been successfully delivering the Life Education programme to many children throughout this region.

In 2018 the Trust reached over 6,300 children in 32 schools.

The hard working Trustees continue to raise funds to keep the mobile classroom running.

Our Educators: Nicky Wise and Sarah Bolton

Tēnā koutou! We are Nicky and Sarah, the lucky humans who spend our days with Harold the Giraffe as he travels throughout Waipā and the King Country, visiting almost 7000 tamariki each year. We are fully registered teachers with years of experience teaching all levels of primary school aged children. Nicky joined Life Education in 2004, delivering quality Health curriculum learning and establishing strong relationships with schools. Sarah joined the trust in 2019, due to demand for programmes by schools, with a long-goal to be able to see all our schools annually. Together, they enjoy developing engaging resources that have a big learning impact when experienced in the mobile classroom.  When not with Harold, we can be found walking our dogs and sharing laughs with whanau and friends. 


Contact details:

Chairperson: Joanne Wansbone, 027 273 6084

Educator: Nicky Wise, 027 293 4428, waipa@lifeed.org.nz

Educator: Sarah Bolton, 021 721 161, waiparohe@lifeed.org.nz 

Postal address: Life Education Trust Waipa/King Country, PO Box 317, Te Awamutu 3840