Chris Neison

Chris has been in teaching for 24 years, most recently having been Deputy Principal at Hobsonville School and Assistant Principal at Auckland Normal Intermediate.

Between 2001 and 2006  Chris travelled – working and backpacking his way through South America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. During his travels he worked on a Game Reserve in Tanzania for a year, which focused on the preservation of Black Rhino.

Prior to leaving New Zealand in late 2000, he worked as a Lecturer at the Auckland College of Education, and is one of the co-authors on a research paper, presented in Melbourne (2000) focusing on ‘Congruency within Change’ and New Zealand’s shift from a Diploma based qualification for Teaching, to a degree.

“All my life education has opened doors and allowed me to experience things I never believed I would. It is our ultimate tool and life necessity – and it is our job as a school to bring that enjoyment and success to students learning – so doors open for them, and their lives are full of possibilities”