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Meet Andrew the LEARNZ Field Trip Teacher


I am the teacher for the LEARNZ primary programme.

Job description

During each school term I organise and run virtual field trips for classes throughout New Zealand. We go on trips to study New Zealand's biodiversity and natural environment. Each field trip has background pages and related activities so that everyone knows a little about where we're going and what we are going to see. I help teachers get ready with curriculum and classroom ideas. Out in the field I get to work with a range of experts. We talk with schools during live audioconferences. I write a daily diary which is posted each night on the web along with still and video images. I take class ambassadors with me and together we explore some of New Zealand's special places.

Time in job

I started in the role of LEARNZ field trip teacher in 2009.

What I am looking forward to this year

I am looking forward to being able to explore some places in Aotearoa that I have not been to yet, meeting more interesting experts, and sharing my discoveries with students throughout the country.


Bachelor of Sport and Recreation. Diploma of Teaching. Graduate Diploma of Education Management.


I have taught mainly at the upper levels within the primary sector. Most recently I have worked as a teaching Deputy Principal.

Interests outside LEARNZ

Family and friends, fishing and the outdoors, gym, cooking.