Hi! My name is Bevan, and I’m a primary-trained teacher who switched over to ECE (completing my Graduate Diploma in ECE in March 2014).
Born and raised in Whangarei, I now live in Waikaraka with my partner Ann and our three school-aged children (Noelle, Fiona and Tom). As a family, we enjoy exploring Northland’s wonderful coastline, hiking up the occasional mountain (some of us more than others), or heading off on holiday adventures to other places in the country. I’m a cricket and golf fanatic in summer, and a long-suffering Northland rugby fan in winter. Art is my other passion... I was a freelance illustrator/cartoonist for many years before getting back into teaching.
I’ve been teaching at this centre since 2013, and it’s fair to say I love my job. Learning to build relationships is such a key thing for children at this level, and it’s such a privilege to be involved in their growth.