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I designed and taught New Zealand's first NCEA accredited secondary school Aviation course (2000-2012) while teaching at Hutt International Boys' School. I gained my Private Pilot Licence in 1998 and achieved 250 hours of flight time in Cessna and Piper aircraft.
Coaching Sport
I have 40 years experience in coaching cricket. I am a New Zealand Cricket Association Level Two coach (1985). I have coached at club, school and representative levels.
Web Design
I have designed a number of information web sites for school and personal use, using the Xara platform. My latest site on online cricket coaching is currently nearing completion (
I have authored 12 educational resources for the New Zealand Educational Resource Publisher User Friendly Resources. These were written in the period 1992-1996 and were marketed through out the Oceania region until the early 2000s. In 2011 I authored "The Young Cricketer's Companion"' a handbook for young cricketer's between the ages of 10-18 years. This book is currently available on Amazon and Kindle.



Writing educational and sports coaching print and ebooks.

Coaching cricket.

Designing and maintaining educational and sporting web sites.

Teaching the theory of flight training.

Spreading the word of good health messages.

Work experience

Feb 1992Sep 2012

Director of Student Records

Hutt International Boys' School

I taught Mathematics, History, Computer Studies, Social Studies and Aviation.

I coached Cricket and Rugby.

I managed and wrote  the school timetable and the school management system software.

ResponsibilitiesAdministered Student Records SystemManaged School TimetableLiaised with NZQAAccomplishmentsCreated school timetablesAccurately maintained student recordsDesigned school aviation courseDeveloped school cricket to a high national levelRan 36 ski trips to WanakaDesigned and maintained 5 school websitesWrote and had published 12 educational resources for User Friendly ResourcesSkills UsedWritten communication skillsMathematical skillsPlanning and organisational skillsWebsite design creativityHigh level computing skills - Authoring, spreadsheet

Jan 1990Dec 1991


Morven School

I was Principal of this rural two-teacher school.

ResponsibilitiesTaught s1-4 class.Managed and led the schoolDirected the other school employeesPerformed school administrative tasks and maintained the school budgetAccomplishmentsMaintained a safe and stimulating work environment for the other staff.Maintained a stimulating learning environment for the school students.Maintained positive and open communication with the school community.Introduced computers to the school.

Organised and led two annual school camps

Skills UsedClassroon teaching sports coachingWriiten and verbal communicationPlanning and organisationalLiaison with educational authorities and organisationsComputingSchool newspaper authoring

Jan 1981Dec 1989


Medbury School

I taught year 7 and 8, specialising in Mathematics.

I coached Cricket and Rugby and was teacher-in-charge of both sports.

I was a housemaster in 1981.

I edited the school newspaper.

I introduced computing to the school.

I organised and led three ski trips to Wanaka.

I prepared the school cricket pitches.

I organised the school athletics programme.

Jan 1980Dec 1980


Wairakei School

I taught a year 5 class.

I coached the school rugby team which won the Christchurch Schools 10-aside competition.

Jan 1979Dec 1979


Opawa School

I taught a year 3/4 class.

I coached Rugby and Cricket.


Mar 1972Nov 1977


Canterbury University
Feb 1966Dec 1970

University Entrance

Linwood College

I represented the college at Rugby, Cricket and Soccer.

I gained my university entrance (accredited) in year 12.

I was awarded a Charles Upham Scholarship to the college in November 1965.

I was awarded the senior prize for School Service in 1970


Feb 1969Present

University Entrance

Ministry of Education (NZ)
Mar 1977Present


University of Canterbury (Christchurch)
May 1978Present


University of Canterbury (Christchurch)
Aug 1985Present

NZCC Level 2 Coaching Certificate

New Zealand Cricket Council
Mar 1979Present

Diploma in Teaching

Ministry of Education (NZ)
Mar 1999Present

Private Pilot Licence

CAA (New Zealand)