Tēnā Koutou e te whānau, my name is Steven Van Nes. I grew up in the Mt Eden area, going to local schools and playing for local sports clubs so am excited to be joining the ANI learning community in 2021. I am a passionate educator who strives to innovate and engage our tamariki with exciting learning opportunities. I have taught for 2 years in China and 1 year in Ireland before returning to complete my Masters Degree in Teaching at Auckland University. I have taught a variety of age groups but think there is something special about the intermediate years as students discover new passions through all the opportunities that are presented to them. 

Outside of teaching, I have two beautiful children. 3 year old son, Mason, and 1 year old daughter, Nova that keep me busy! I am mad about sports, particularly cricket, rugby and league. My favourite black cap is Kane Williamson and my favourite all black is Brodie Retallick. I love snowboarding, surfing and also love to free dive and scuba to gather kai moana.

I look forward to working with you and your child this year!