Jeremy began his career in engineering. Upon completion of a Psychology degree, he went to Japan where he met his wife, started a family and stayed for eight years. Upon their return, Jeremy entered the New Zealand education system in teaching and Deputy Principal roles. He and his wife have three children. Varied interests include making movies, playing the guitar, walking and reading psychology and philosophy.
Charlotte has worked in various art based jobs, taught art for 9 years, exhibited and sold her own works and taught primary school. She brings a great deal of creativity and practical life experience, plus particular expertise in the visual arts area of the curriculum. Charlotte and David have raised three (now adult) children.
Alison gained her qualifications in Australia before moving abroad to the UK, then Canada and finally settling in New Zealand. Extremely capable, she has worked in diverse roles across all ages in education and has a particular interest in play based learning. Her and Matthew have two young children and a love of the outdoors - camping, tramping and skiing.
Claire was born and raised in South Africa, moving to New Zealand in 2015, where she really enjoys the nature we have on offer. She is an active, hands-on educator with a facilitative teaching approach that promotes self-learning, critical thinking skills and knowledge that leads to self-actualization. She loves to explore outside with children to find out what they are thinking and what they think of what is around them.
Experiences at American summer camps led Duncan to a career in teaching. With a love of children and learning, he is inspired by the Seven Oaks philosophy. Duncan and Kate have three young children and enjoy exploring and playing outside. Duncan has a passion for board sports and a variety of practical activities such as woodwork and gardening.
Having spent time teaching in New Zealand, London and Korea, James is an experienced educator with a strongly holistic approach centred on the needs of his students and setting up a safe and open environment for them to learn in. Father of two little children, James loves playing sport, enjoys singing and playing music with others and spending time out in nature.
Katie is young, well-travelled and has strong and active sense of community. Her studies in sustainability and outdoor education have taught her that students’ mental, social and emotional well-being is just as important as their physical or academic well-being. She really enjoys sport, getting outside and has huge passion for both the outdoors and our Environment.
Mike has taught in a variety of environments at home and abroad since 2009. A Canterbury hockey and cricket rep, he and Laura packed a husky sled tour across the Swedish Lapland, and climbing a sand mountain in Morocco into their OE experiences. They have two young children. Other passions include cooking and permaculture gardening.