Alwyn Poole


B.B.S., M.Ed.(Hons), Dip. Tchg., PG Dip Sport Mgt

Alwyn Poole, a well-known figure in the New Zealand education system. An Academic Advisor and prominent figure and voice in the partnership schools movement, Alwyn is a highly educated, experienced and motivated teacher with a desire to help all children reach their full potential in all areas; academically, socially, physically and emotionally. Throughout his extensive teaching career and in his study, he has sought the best ways to teach and learn.

Alwyn is the Academic Manager of Mt Hobson Middle School in Newmarket, Auckland, with a roll of up to 50 children, providing a 12:1 student: teacher ratio, a Project-based curriculum, outstanding classroom teaching and an innovative day structure.

The "Project Based Curriculum" model, designed and written by Alwyn, integrates all core subjects in a seamless and interrelated way with all essential learning areas of the  NZ curriculum covered. This model is available to all schools. PBC is well documented and researched, and we have valuable experience directly implementing PBC into schools.