Karoro Learning is a trading division of Greymouth High School. We are not a separate entity, but we operate on a different campus and provide “non-compulsory” education. We specialise in training for job-seekers. Training includes distance education throughout New Zealand, campus programmes in Greymouth and training and HR services for West Coast workplaces.
Established in 1994, Karoro Learning operates from its Greymouth base situated at 180 Tainui Street. We share our location with Mawhera Services Academy – another division of the school.
Karoro Learning also coordinates the West Coast Trades Academy for Greymouth High School.
Greymouth High School’s current Tertiary Investment Plan Summary is available here.
To be a leading and innovative provider of foundation, ICT and work-based adult education through distance, campus and workplace learning.
Russell Nimmo – Director
Russell came from a background of 10 years of teaching in the secondary and polytechnic sectors before founding Karoro Learning in 1994. He has a Bachelor of Science degree and Teaching Diploma. Russell is chair of the West Coast Tertiary Education Forum, and is on the Advisory Group for the Southern Hub of the National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence – Ako Aotearoa.
Miriam Rees – Academic Manager and Campus Team Leader
Miriam has a Masters Degree in Adult Literacy & Numeracy Education as well as a Bachelor of Teaching and Learning, a Diploma in Specific Learning Disabilities and a National Certificate in Adult Education and Training.
Margaret Lindbom – Support Services Team Leader
Margaret has a strong background in the Public Service, including a long period as Manager for Work & Income on the West Coast. Margaret manages the IT, Facilities and Administrative staff.
Wayne Aitken – Business Services & Computing Team Leader
Wayne is a highly experienced business manager. He provides services to a wide range of West Coast employers. In the past he has been a tutor for the Learn@Home programme, which he now manages, along with his other duties.
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