West Coast

West Coast


The Life Education West Coast Trust covers one of the largest geographic areas in New Zealand, over 5000 kilometres.

They now reach 100% of the schools from Haast to Karamea. In 2018 they saw 3,049 children in 45 schools.

The hard working Trustees continue to raise much needed funds to keep the mobile classroom running.

Support our work by taking part in our Polar Plunge fundraiser

To receive more information and register for this event click here.

To download the event poster click here.

Our educator

Kelly Simpson

Kelly joined Life Education in 2022. Originally from Blenheim, Kelly also lived in Nelson, Michigan (USA), London (UK) and Christchurch before moving to Hokitika. Kelly is an experienced teacher who has also worked as an auto-electrical sales rep.

"While I loved the challenge of a new working environment, I missed teaching and having a job where I give back to the community." 

Kelly is excited to be part of the West Coast community as Harold's sidekick and enjoys the outdoor adventures the Coast has to offer.

Contact details

Chairperson: Fergal O'Gara, 021 062 7858
Educator: Kelly Simpson, 027 270 3032, [email protected]