Kia Ora, I am Xavier Rice, the teacher of room 24 in the Kauri Kopara’s team this year. I am fortunate to be a part of such a talented, hardworking, caring and future-focused team that endeavours to provide the greatest intermediate experience possible.
My education journey included Red Beach Primary, Orewa College, St. Paul’s College and AUT University. Undertaking a Bachelor of Sport and Recreation at AUT majoring in Health and Physical Education and Physical Activity and Nutrition (2016-2018).
Upon completion, I followed my childhood dream and chased a Rugby League contract in England. While in Europe I had a chance to see a small chunk of the world where I learnt a huge amount and grew as a person.
Coming home, I undertook my Masters of Teaching and Learning at AUT in 2020. I currently play for the Northcote Rugby League and North Shore Tigers (Aussie Rules Football). I am passionate about sport, developing children’s hauora (mental, emotional, physical & spiritual well-being) and seeking new learning experiences.