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Work History

Hahei Holiday Resort

Dec 2015Feb 2016


Cleaned cabin-style to luxury accommodation during the peak season. Interacted with customers, communicated with office staff regarding check-in times and maintenance crew when repairs were needed.

Private Residence

Jan 2015Dec 2015


Worked part-time taking care of two boys aged 8-10 in the Devonport area. Assisted with homework, provided meals, escorted to after-school activities and holiday excursions.


Dec 2013Jan 2014


Worked alongside two NGOs for five weeks in Ghana. Dealt with community development and teaching children in a deprived area.

Small is Beautiful Kindergarten

Feb 2010Nov 2012


Cleaned after school part-time for four years.

Spotless/Eden Park Catering

Mar 2010Sep 2011


Worked in the Level 5 Lounge up to and during the Rugby World Cup. Processed customers' orders, distributed food and champagne, set up the lounge.


eCornell University


Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition

Three-course certificate expanding upon the work of biochemist T. Colin Campbell in The China Study. Focused predominantly on prevention, management and reversal of chronic degenerative diseases (heart disease, diabetes, cancer, autoimmune diseases, etc). Stressed the importance of a "wholistic" approach to health.

Vital Hospitality

Jul 2014

Certificate of Achievement

Completion of module one, two and three. Proficiency in essential hospitality service training including silver service, banquet & bar set-up, beverage service, cocktail party service, grooming & presentation


Attention to Detail

  • While working as a cleaner and caterer, I took pride in being proactive. It gives me satisfaction to complete tasks to a high standard.
  • Hahei Holiday Resort held their housekeepers to a high standard, especially considering that some of their accommodation was luxury and guests would pay up to $500 per night to stay.
  • I enjoy a challenge and set out to complete tasks to the best of my ability. 

Strong Written and Oral Communication Skills

  • I am a keen writer, as shown by my choice of school subjects & results.
  • I also enjoy discussion and debate.

Effective Time Manager

  • At Hahei Holiday Resort I cleaned under pressure whilst maintaining a high standard of cleanliness and presentation. Due to short-staffing issues, this was often required in order to work to check-in times.
  • In my final year of school I had several commitments including regular meetings for my four councils & four scholarship subjects, an after school job two days per week, and swimming squad trainings two mornings per week. I was able to juggle these while keeping my schoolwork to a high standard & spending an average of two hours per weekday commuting to & from school. I like keeping busy and enjoy a challenge.

Computer Literate

  • Good knowledge of both PC and Mac systems.

Confident and Friendly

  • I love interacting with people and learning from their life experiences. My experience as a waitress at Eden Park Catering and to some degree as a housekeeper for Hahei Holiday Resort has given me confidence in dealing with the public.
  • I thoroughly enjoy working with and interacting with other people. I also show initiative when working alone.

Team Player

  • Experiences in my professional, academic and personal life have furthered my capability to work in a cohesive team. I find working in a team both enjoyable and highly motivating.
  • As a housekeeper at Hahei Holiday Resort (2015-2016), I was required to work as part of a close-knit team. Communication was vital in order to save time.
  • When volunteering in Ghana (2013-2014) I worked alongside a student-run organisation, and also for two NGOs.
  • I was a member of several school councils (2012), attended a UN Youth conference (2012) and was a part of several school-based media projects such as the 48-hour film festival, videos for school events, & short films (2012).
  • As an employee of Eden Park Catering (2010-2011) I was required to work in a small group, reporting to a supervisor and also interacting with other employees.


University of Otago



  • Studied towards a Law Degree for the first Semester.

University of Auckland



  • Gained a Faculty of Law Entry Level Prize (awarded to top 40 applicants).
  • Studied media studies, politics, and philosophy within the Arts faculty. Gained entry into the University of Auckland and University of Otago law schools.

Diocesan School for Girls


  • Passed NCEA level 1 (2010), 2 (2011) and 3 (2012) with Excellence
  • Top of Subject prize for Media Studies & Classical Studies (2011) and Art History (2012)
  • Leadership positions on the Arts Council, Media Committee, Ethics Council & Human Rights Committee (2012)
  • Awarded Scholarship in three subjects (Media Studies, Classical Studies, NZ History) valued at $2,000 towards tertiary study.


In my spare time I enjoy practising yoga, making healthy & delicious food, exploring new places/being out in nature, listening to music, running, cycling, photography, watching documentaries and reading.


Rachel Goddard

Nannying client (2015) and babysitting client since 2012

Written reference available

Jamie Woodward
Babysitting client

Mobile: 0212490645

Val Morrison
'Small is Beautiful' Kindergarten
27A Summer Street, Devonport

Ph: 09 445 2288 (please leave a message)
Mobile: 0277139958