Kia ora koutou, my name is Andy Lawrence and I am the Kauri team leader and eager teacher in Room 27.  Additionally, I am one of ANI’s Across School Leaders, working with several schools in a community initiative. I have taught both Year 7 and Year 8, and am now entering my eighth year at ANI. I love teaching intermediate age students and seeing their development over the two years, becoming confident and capable young people. In my spare time, I love watching films, and listening to and making music, as an expressive outlet. I am an avid reader and writer, something I wish to pass onto my students. I love the outdoors and being in nature, as well as spending time with my friends and family, particularly my wife and daughter.

I am committed to being the best I can be, with a desire to model open-mindedness and risk-taking to those around me. Being incredibly social, I am looking forward to connecting with my students and school community this year, and I am beyond excited for what is in store for those young people new to ANI – there’s a lot on offer!