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.
Nicola has wide experience as an educator in various settings, sometimes quite challenging, in New Zealand and the UK. Her innovative approach has led to highly valued outcomes and recognition. Nicola and Robert have a young son at Seven Oaks. Nicola's hobbies include kayaking, walking in the hills, painting and sketching, psychology and reading anything about how the brain works.
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.
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.
Michele is passionate about helping children with learning difficulties. Before joining Seven Oaks, she spent her time supporting her own child with learning difficulties at home and school, and was a volunteer teacher aide. She loves creating memories with her husband and three sons exploring beautiful parts of New Zealand and places overseas including some of America’s great National Parks. She loves being creative with her hands, and sharing good food with friends.
Mother of three, Heather specialised in Primary music for 11 years, then lectured in Curriculum Music at the College of Education University of Canterbury for another 11 years. Currently she appraises College of Education primary teacher trainees, delivers music programmes in two schools and teaches singing from her private studio.