Western Bay of Plenty Region


Life Education Trust Western Bay of Plenty Region was formed in 1993. We deliver the Life Education programme to over 12,000 children at 50 primary and intermediate schools between Katikati and Otamarakau.

We could not deliver the programme without the ongoing support of our major sponsors, Grace Hospital and Priority Logistics.

Grace Hospital provides a motor vehicle for our Educator to travel to the schools.

Priority Logistics helps to move the classrooms between schools, and takes care of all the logistical problems associated with keeping our mobile classroom on the road.

We are very fortunate that the Trust is supported by many Western Bay businesses. These include Page Earthworks, Raymond Transport and Readfields, who move our mobile classroom and our lovable mascot Harold the Giraffe from school to school.

Our Major Sponsors:

Our Funders and Supporters:

Our people:

  • Astrid Martin - Chairperson
  • Keryn Jarvis - Trustee/Treasurer
  • Michelle Carabine - Trustee
  • Mel Taylor - Trustee
  • Kathryn Esterman - Trustee
  • Debbie Given - Trustee
  • Helena Brocket - Executive Officer
  • Chantelle Smith - Educator


Contact details:

Chairperson: Astrid Martin, ph 027 495 6650
Executive Officer: Helena Brocket, 027 483 6982, westernbop@lifeedtrust.org.nz
Educator: Chantelle Smith, ph 027 247 8788, centralbop@lifeed.org.nz